"To understand this, we can liken the cycle of the Earth year to the breathing process in the human being. After each in breath and out breath, there is a slight pause. The apparent standing still of the Sun at its Solstice is like the pause that occurs in the human breathing."
"The solstice is like a memento of a former life, lost in the back of a closet - unseen and forgotten."
"We have some overwintering purple broccoli, bok choy, garlic, onions, chard and spices. They are interesting to watch, but definitely stunted by the temperatures and lack of light. I feel like the winter solstice is like getting over the hump. We've now achieved shortest, darkest day so let's get ready to flow into daylight and watch the world expand out around us. "
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