Monday, December 21, 2009

Turning back

This is it. This is the night. The dark tide draws back. Not much. Not far. But enough. We have been marking this moment since we were almost without words. We used our brute strength to build the monuments that marked this moment. When food was hard to come by. When warmth was elusive. We used what we had to mark this turning point. From here until June, the light cascades back. Let us mark it well. The dark will fail. The light will come. We mark this moment.