Solstice is my favorite holiday, with its assurance that spring will arrive again, even if it seems far off at this moment. When darkness is at its strongest, the tide turns and the sun begins its inevitable return. From here on out, the days slowly grow longer. It’s a powerful metaphor.
And I love the 2011 White House Holiday Card. When we were in D.C., and took a White House tour, we got to see both Bo and President Obama in person. It was great fun and a real honor. This card is warm and loving, and I hope that this holiday season, you and yours are safe and warm as well.