From Loreena McKennitt’s album, A Midwinter Night’s Dream, “In the bleak midwinter” – a day late for winter solstice. The images are stunning; the music grand. Only 3 minutes of your time.

There was a time I celebrated the solstice and equinox; I have beautiful cards I made to honour especially the winter solstice for which I feel the most affinity. Now, recovering from another trip to the orofacial pain clinic, it passed without a mention.