Last weekend Bracken and I had the pleasure of going to the Winter Light Faire at the local Waldorf School. We look forward to it all year long and Bracken was excited when he knew the day had finally come. It seems there is always so much we want to do and never enough time to do it in, so we tried to prioritize the things we wanted to do the most. The fishing game is always a must, and we went twice as we usually do. We headed to the candle dipping earlier in the day, knowing how long the line gets. We watched the puppet show. Bracken crawled through the box maze and we visited the glowing crystal cookie cave. We made garlands to wear. (Bracken wanted lots of holly in his, but then later declared it too poky to wear. It really was.) We ate sweet potato fries. And then, we ended the day by watching a performance of the Nutcracker. Even though it seemed like it all went by in a flash, we walked away feeling that we had done nearly everything we had wanted to do. Going to the Winter Light Faire that day did us both some good. Having that day of fun, running into friends and seeing familiar faces, was wonderful. It was renewing to my spirit. In the midst of these cold, dark wintry days, what a joy to have a bright light of warmth, celebration, and beauty. And that’s just what the Winter Light Faire is for us.