For the last month or so photographers in the northern hemisphere have been recording Spring bursting forth. Shots of flowers and blossoms have filled the web. This need to watch for and honor Spring is strong in the north. We watch for and honor Spring because it's the time that Winters Promise is fulfilled. The promise of one more year of life for the world.
A promise that was made when the Light stopped being overpowered by the Darkness. The days grew longer and the nights shorter. Once again you and yours would live because the Light had not succumbed to the Darkness. Spring Festivals and Winter Solstice celebrations are found around the globe.
My prayer is that wherever you are, whatever your tradition is, that you may be touched by the sacred as you celebrate Winters Promise Fulfilled.
The Old Man