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Solstice

I always feel compelled to document the longest night of the year. It always makes me a bit introspective, the winter solstice. Maybe a bit maudlin. Another year gone by, and this particular year seems the fastest I've yet experienced. I feel like I never quite got going, always a little out of step, never finding my rhythm. I feel like I let the year just sweep me along, a passive bystander rather than actively living my life. I feel like I have very little of substance to show for a whole year. *sigh* But my parents woke me up this morning with a phone call to sing "Happy Birthday" (about an hour before my alarm was set to go off, but whatev), and the girls at work brought lunch to surprise us with a celebration of my partner's and my December birthdays. I'm warm and dry and fed and loved. And tomorrow the night will be just a little bit shorter...

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elayna88
Dec. 22nd, 2015 04:49 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
dodger_sister
Dec. 22nd, 2015 06:22 am (UTC)
I feel the same way about the year, like it just rolled past me somehow when I was looking the other way. I probably think that at every end of year, but this year feels especially so.

And a very happy birthday to you! Here's to many more!
writer_klmeri
Dec. 22nd, 2015 03:40 pm (UTC)
Happy Solstice and Happy Birthday!
beesandbrews
Dec. 22nd, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday!
owensheart
Dec. 22nd, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday my friend XX
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