too many words by laura lemay

happy darkest day

Today, once again, is the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. At this time of the year it seems like there’s no sunlight at all. Get up in the dark, go to work in the dark, sit in a small cubicle under flourescent light, go home in the dark. Maybe there’s ten or so minutes of sunlight walking across the quad from one’s building to the cafeteria. Ten minutes, if you walk slow and don’t take the shortcut along the lawn. But mostly dark. Dark dark dark dark dark. Dark.

It only gets better from here.