Here, more or less on the Front Range of Colorado, it is very cold. That’s good news, I hope, for bark beetles populations to be set back a bit.
Winter festivals of whatever ilk tend to be about light coming into or returning to the world. It ‘s a season of hope, in which old traditions are savored and new ones made.
For though my faith is not yours and your faith is not mine, if we each are free to light our own flame, together we can banish some of the darkness of the world.
History does not give rise to hope: hope gives rise to history.
— Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Blessings to all this holiday season! I’ll return on January 2.