It is the eve,
not of the approaching holiday,
but of the shortest day of the year.
Darkness will swallow this landscape tomorrow,
giving us the fewest number of hours
to enjoy this beautiful sky
and create a seemingly everlasting night.
But through that darkness,
the light will grow strong once again.
The days will battle the nights
and the warmth will conquer the cold.
The blue of the sky will be deep
and the setting sun will linger,
allowing us to once again hold onto the light.