By Alicia Tremblay, N.D.

Dr. Alicia Tremblay is a doctor, herbalist, and homesteader. She lives in the Snoqualmie Valley with her husband, dog, and 2 cats.

Solstice

The night is long, and I am driving. A pilgrimage, of sorts. I left at midnight, the dark highway unfolding in front of my headlights, the comfort of familiar things in my rear-view mirror. The flash and festivity of the Christmas season felt hollow, garish, false. I’m past the peak of adolescent angst, but still…