Despite the mist and the rain, seven hearty souls gathered to explore the themes of light and darkness on the shortest day/longest night of the year. One of the things we ‘saw in the dark’ is the need for ‘wintering.’ For time spent in quiet, solitary, reflection. Quite a contrast to this season which is often the busiest of the year! The rain drove the group to the sidewalk under the overhang and prevented the labyrinth walk but did not dampen illuminating conversation and wisdom about light and darkness. By the time the discussion was over, the rain had dissipated and the fire was still burning, so it was time for roasting marshmallows!