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Happy Winter Solstice.

DECEMBER 22, 2011
I don't like it when day light savings time ends, and day gets shorter and shorter. I get the annual winter blues.
Today is Winter Solstice. Yes, the shortest day time of the year. And, there is something to celebrate: Look at the bright side, the day can only get longer from here on!
Well, of course, colder weather awaits in front of us in January and February. But I always feel like today is the day I can exhale and think that the worst has passed.

Have a very Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah, and whatever religious or non religious holiday you are celebrating. And, a happy new year.
See you again in 2012, everyone.

PS: This illustration was originally created for The Atlantic Magazine's Gallery section, published in the middle of the horrible winter last year.

© 2022 Yuko Shimizu