In darkness we dwell; in darkness we thrive. We catch a glimpse of the fading light, and we are comforted in the knowledge that it will return. We embrace the night, as a time to reflect, a time to renew, and a time to contemplate. Without the darkness there would be no light. Without the night there would be no day. Without death there would be no life. And so we celebrate, in dark, in cold, in silence and in stillness. We are blessed, and we are thankful. Blessed Be, and Amen.