I have a trick to keep me buoyed during this dark time of season. I cut off the tops of onions (just the green parts) and use them in stews and tummy-warming casseroles.
Then I stick the bulbs in about an inch and a half of water and put the hopeful container near a window.
What little bit of sunlight we have only lasts about 7 hours and those minutes are full of gray clouds and raindrops.
But the onions remind me that the light is there and longer days are coming. I can’t hold sunlight in my hands, but the onions hold the miracle for me.
Within about 10 days, they’ve regrown new tops to be used again.
The sunlight is coming.
Longer days are coming
Wherever your headspace and heart are right now, keep holding onto hope.
It’s coming. You just can’t see it yet.
Go soak some onions.