"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness
that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination,
a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable,
like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon,
bursting forth into unexpected glory."
~ Gary Zukav
|Winter Solstice ~ Alcohol Ink on Yupo|
"Of winter's lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer's secret
Deep down within its heart."
~ Charles G. Stater