Halcyon Days

Hmmm…. according to tradition, we are in the midst of the Halcyon Days—the seven days following the winter solstice that are supposed to be calm and tranquil and without storms.

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And yet, it also means calm or tranquil days—much like these days betwixt Christmas and the New Year, as we come down from the bustle of Advent and Christmas and aren’t yet quite ready to pick up school again. As the children explore their new toys and activities, as we tidy and organize and make room for the new, as we prepare for the changes next year will bring, perhaps we are enjoying Halcyon Days after all.