“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

― Albert Camus


And once again, I found myself on the mat, in the class of my teacher-friend. A day after a funeral, a wake, a kerfuffle of travel arrangements and flights changed a dozen times, more importantly precious time with family (but too quick 🙁 ), there I was, back in Denver, and trying to still my mind. I finished reading The Girl on the Train on the flight home. Yuck. That’s all I have to say. Ever read a book and feel like you’re in the story? I did with this book, so in that regard I get why it’s a New York Times best seller, it’s engrossing, but it invaded my psyche and was yet another piece of the puzzle of me feeling “off.”


Anyway, there I was in Lisa’s class, listening to her say how special it was to teach on this day, the winter solstice, because it means that now, we start turning toward the light again. The dark isn’t bad. It’s just a moment.


That’s it – the darkness is a moment. It won’t last forever.


*Picture is from my Oct/Nov 2016 trip to Iceland. Taken at Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon.