Here's to the powerful renewal, the potential, the untapped strength and focus possible in these seven days prior to and after the Winter Solstice. May these Halcyon Days bring you peace, prosperity and hope for the coming year, and see gains and growth in spirit, sport and love.
xo to all my RJ buds.

Not from successful love alone,
Nor wealth, nor honor'd middle age, nor victories of politics or war;
But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm,
As gorgeous, vapory, silent hues cover the evening sky,
As softness, fulness, rest, suffuse the frame, like freshier, balmier air,
As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs
really finish'd and indolent-ripe on the tree,
Then for the teeming quietest, happiest days of all!
The brooding and blissful halcyon days!
- Walt Whitman