I don't celebrate Christmas. I do not believe Jesus was born on December 25 and I dislike all the commercialism.

I do celebrate Winter Solstice and I love this time year. I enjoy the beautiful long shadows cast by the winter sun and the night sky is stunning in the brisk chill of December.

December is silent. I find solace in the quietness of the season. It is remarkable to me that the trees are alive and waiting. It always renews my trust in the universe, trust in my own process and faith that all is not lost.