topic: christmas

towards 2020

City living eclipses solstices. Their significance is more obvious in the countryside. Cresting the summer solstice could be sad—starting the toboggan slide down into winter darkness—but the ease and glory of midsummer makes it hard to be glum. Besides, here in Scotland, with sea to west and north and east, our summer only peaks in August. The winter solstice is a more ravenous beast. At this darkest time—here the sun sets before 4pm—our bodies do […]