We live near the setting of Twilight, the tween-vampire books and movies, and tonight is the celebration of the beginning of the winter solstice (12:30AM Dec 22). It's deep winter here in the Pacific Northwest. We have had weeks of fog and dim light, which I absolutely love: it's so moody and urges me to go in, light a fire and read a good book. Sleep a little more. Talk even less than I already do. At the same time I love the idea that day after day, for months, the light will begin to stretch itself. Until June, when I will be a little sad that the cycle already turns back on itself.