I read something interesting last night...apparently some people experience psychological lows during the winter solstice. Huh.
The more I process this, the more sense it makes. I have ALWAYS felt very low spirits this time of the year. I try to plow through with my normal good humor, but it is more usual for me to dissolve into tears at the sounds of traditional seasonal songs. I always thought it was Christmas that depressed me. But if the full moon can affect me as strongly as it does, it's only logical that the long nights of the solstice can too...If I feel a darkness of the soul during the darkest days of winter, it could be simply the way I react to the seasonal change. OK, I can deal with that.
...I am a creature of the light.