"thank you nothingness
thank you clarity
thank you, thank you silence...."
I am so in love with this time of year.
Not because of the glitter and glow, or the red and the green.
Not because of the carols, gatherings, sweets or surprises.
It's not even the good food, traditions and gobs of precious family time that speak to my heart as the winter season settles in.
No. It's the silence.
I love watching the earth fall silent.
In theses weeks when I see the hustle, hear the bustle and feel my own schedule fill up with goodness, I need the simplicity and peace of winter's barren landscapes. As the last leaves fall, and the branches stretch, bend, reach, curl and twist against the sky I am thankful for nature's return to seeming nothingness. For the emptying and the shedding. For the clarity.
And for the silence.
It seems that I have fallen into a very reflective mood as this year comes to an end...if you need me, I'll be out with the trees. Breathing in the crisp air, walking through the fallen leaves and the fallen snow and dreaming...not of sugar plums...but of the wonders to come our way as life marches forward.
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