Sunset on the Winter Solstice

Walking along the ocean on December 21st, the sun sets on the winter solstice -- the shortest day of the year. An abnormally low tide at Pleasure Point reveals the normally hidden tide pools and craggy rocks along the shore.

Much later that evening, the moonless, clear night sky reveals a depth of stars to bright and so vast it takes the breath away.

What a lovely way to be reminded that slowing down and looking within the darkness reveals our own glimpse into insight and starlight. To be reminded that all things cycle in our lives. That shorter days become longer again, but each moment holds so much beauty.