As we work through Advent, the season is darkening in the Northern Hemisphere. We are approaching not only Christmas, but the darkest night of the year...Summer is lovely, but we can’t keep up that pace forever. Winter forces us to stop, to wait. In our modern world, we turn up the heat, put on extra clothes, and head out to work: winter, summer, rain, shine, whatever. For most of human history, however, winter meant staying at home, scraping by on what you had harvested over the summer, thinking about the year past, and planning for the year to come.
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