The last month of the calendar year contains the shortest day of the year–winter solstice on December 21st. After the solstice the days reverse direction and and start to lengthen again. It is the moment of passage. The point where what is happening before does an about face. It is also the short walk up to the beginning of the next year. In December I can’t help but reflect on the year behind and wonder about the year to come. I realize every doorway contains a mystery. A doorway indicates some kind of delineation of space, journey or point in time. Often, when you approach a doorway what is on the other side is hidden from you. It makes me think about Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey and how passing through thresholds…