It’s Groundhog Day today and yesterday was Imbolc for all you Neo Pagans out there. Either way, we’re at the halfway point between winter solstice and vernal equinox. I saw a flock of robins downtown Monday and it’s light past six now–remember when the dark was closing in at five in December?

Spring is coming. Hang in there.


A lively understandable spirit
Once entertained you.
It will come again.
Be still.

Theodore Roethke, from The Lost Son