Today is, for my family and me, the big Winter holiday. The Solstice is precisely at 17:47 GMT (11:47 CDT), always right on schedule. At this moment, the northern hemisphere will be at its darkest, but also starts turning back towards the sun. We celebrate it by blowing out the many candles that are lit and enjoying a few moments without light or sound – just the music of the spheres to contemplate for a moment. This is our holiday for the season.