What a wonderful gift! I woke up this morning to increasing daylight. Admittedly, it is only a few seconds, but the psychological value of those seconds is enormous. When I worked for the F.A.A. in Anchorage, I always exclaimed on December 22nd about the increasing daylight. My co-workers would roll their eyes and say, “You can’t tell the difference of just a few seconds.” It was a standing joke. But there is something wonderful about knowing the daylight is increasing. We’re heading towards summer and the growing season once again. But, wait! That means planting and weeding and mowing and…arrgghh! I think I’ll just light a candle, sit by the fire and enjoy the darkness a little longer. The cycles continue and it is good—here, now.