To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
~~ Emily Dickinson
Season of the winter solstice,
Fire and ice, ashes and rage,
Fierce presence, shocking changes,
And yet, therein The Promise:
Renewal. Rebuilding. Repair.
Transformation of light,
Longer, later, lovlier;
A little light goes a long way.
What happens next is already known -
The future is clear and dramatic,
Look to the land to tell the truth:
Now green growth grasping
For the fresh cool currents of misty air,
Slowly leaving darkness behind.
Sunshine pours chlorophyll green.
Light is powerful.
It returns life,
Color, comfort, and warmth
Strength and hope
Fellowship, insight, and healing
Goodness and inspiration
Confidence and competence
Freedom and openness
Energy and joy.
We are like nomads noting an oasis.
It's in the script - destiny.
Trust in the cycle of the seasons,
Nature's perennial Playbook;
Spring will come again -
∞ ∞ ∞
Image credit: RLG
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