Once again, we celebrated a winter solstice with a bright bonfire. The night drizzled but our spirits were not dampened. The moon is new tonight, displaying the glittering canopy of stars to wondrous effect. Nature's glory. Oh, but to lie on the scented grass of some distant plain and gaze up at the heavens! Trapped in bricks and mortar, artificially illuminated, I can but imagine such boundless glory.