Today is December 21st….the first day of Winter….Winter Solstice! The longest night is upon us. A shift begins, leading us into shorter nights and a new season. I’m looking out at newly-fallen wet snow from my northern Indiana home. The wind is strong today, and the trees are swaying against a grey sky. It’s time to look back at 2012 and look forward into 2013. It’s time to bundle up and warm our bodies and spirits. It’s time for cups of tea and bowls of soup. May you all be nourished with hearty and healthy food. May you all be nourished by time spent in contemplation, and by time spent with those you love.