I think our modern society has gotten it all wrong. How can the time right after the Winter Solstice be a time of such heavy socializing, when according to nature this should be a time to rest and recharge, a time for quiet withdrawal and introspection? I’ve learned from social media – so it must be true – that in Iceland people celebrate Christmas by giving each other books, then spend Christmas Eve reading. It sounds cozy and delightful. Perhaps next Christmas I will go to Iceland!