The darkest night of the year is considered a sacred passage in many cultures: the word solstice literally means “the time when the sun stands still”. Let’s explore the solstice, a nature-inspired holiday based on the rhythms of Earth and Sun. With cities and homes lit by electric light, what meaning does the longest night hold for humans today? How can we honor this ancient ritual, yet make it our own? Musicians: James Pearson and Hannah Olanrewaju.