Today is the winter solstice, my favorite day of the year. It will be the darkest day of the year and that's OK by me. I'm a winter person, not a summer person. I like the cold and I like the dark. It feels cozy. The summers in Seattle can be light until 9:30pm, in the winters, it's getting dark at 4:30pm. I also like Christmas, not for the joy of giving, peace on Earth and all that rubbish, but because of Christmas lights and they work best at night. I wish it was night all the time and everyone had Christmas lights up year round. But that's just me. You're free to be wrong.