On Dec. 21, or Thursday this year, the sun will hug the horizon. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it will seem to barely rise — hardly peeking above a city’s skyline or a forest’s snow-covered evergreens — before it swiftly sets.
"Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It." is from the December 20, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Shannon Hall and narrated by Kristi Burns.