BVC 2020 Holiday Anthology
Come wintertime, the days grow shorter, colder…darker.
Human communities have long gathered together in these times, to share the warmth of a fire, the pleasure of company, the cheer and comfort of a hearty feast.
Feasts turned into annual festivals, that became the winter holidays: celebrated to bring light to the growing darkness, to restore hope when all hope seems lost. To strengthen our connections and get us through the season of killing cold.
In these modern times, we all react differently to winter. Some lean into the darkness, enjoying the time of reflection, of quiet, of slowing down and staying indoors. Others seek laughter and light, parties and pleasure, tinsel and liquid cheer.
Whatever your mood or desire, this double handful of winter holiday stories will see you through the long dark nights. Enjoy in good health, and may 2021 bring ever so many great things our way!
Shannon Page, Editor
Orcas Island, Washington
October 21, 2020