After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies. ~ Samuel Rutherford
Doug heard me talking about the Winter Solstice yesterday- The longest night of the year.
He was acting a little strange at bedtime, but Doug is a strange monkey, and I didn’t give it much thought.
I woke up this morning and Doug was nowhere to be found. Puzzled, I looked around the house for that silly monkey.
I found him in my top drawer, where he apparently spent the night.
Doug doesn’t like the dark. I guess he got scared and tried to hide from the longest night of the year.
He wasn’t happy to learn that tonight, and not last night, will be the longest night. He hid for nothing. Doug only half listens at the best of times and he misunderstood what I was talking about.
This year has been a difficult one for us. Doug tried to hide from the darkness at the end, and learned you really can’t.
He’s going to stay up with me tonight and welcome the long dark, and look forward to the lengthening days that begin tomorrow.
No more hiding for us. We’re meeting the brighter future in the open, standing on our feet.