Winter afternoon, early December

“The grey lid has been
lifted off the day.

Sun spills everywhere—
on snow, on house, on

me at the window.
No wind in the willow,

no birds in bare branches,
no sadness in the absence.

Only the shine, instead,
the spin and dalliance

of every amazing
particular thing

in the long, the lovely
the almost perfect light.”

~ Tom Montag

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Winter

“I will gaze at the stars,
And maybe even Mars,
They are all so bright,
On a wonderful clear winter night,
Feeling the breeze,
Watching the trees,
They’re swaying with grace,
In this peaceful little place,
Time moves on, more and more,
It’s getting colder than it was before,
People are sick and sneezing,
Because this weather is so freezing,
One of the prettiest times of year,
Winter season is finally here,
32 is the magic number,
For a white blanket as you slumber,
Yummy things like hot chocolate and s’mores,
Cookies, treats, and sweets galore,
A fascinating season Winter is,
With it’s beauty, peace, and bliss,
Christmas is almost here,
A holiday filled with such cheer,
Giving and getting so many things,
Being with family, enjoying everything it brings,
You had already made your list,
You wake up and hope to find your wish,
Unwrap the box and look inside,
You saw your wish and nearly cried,
Oh man, how wonderful Winter can be,
From the holidays to the scenery,
My favorite thing, however, I’m having trouble deciding,
Everything is great, and it’s only just arriving.”

~  Unknown

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In your garden

“I am growing,
I am growing
this hardy flower, me.

Straining through
the muck and weeds
in my struggle
to be free.

A glimmer
through the darkness
glowing faintly
from above.

I am reaching,
I am reaching
toward Your light,
Your love.

The promise
of Your Word
where my fragile
roots take hold,

brings forth a bud
of hope, of hope…
of freedom, yet untold.”

~ Barbara A. Mccabe

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Pioneering souls

“The planet is increasing its pressure upon us to evolve – or to go extinct. We have reached CRITICAL MESS. Millions of us are literally “speciating,” evolving from our separated self-conscious state to our whole-centered, spirit-centered co-creative phase. We are pioneering souls, called out by the very coding of our deepest nature and the planetary “crisis of birth” to express our full potential in the conscious evolution of self and world”

~ Barbara Marx Hubbard

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Ancient myths

“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning
of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into
princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses, who are only
waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in
its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
So you must not be frightened, dear Mr. Kappus, if a sadness rises up before
you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud-shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall.’

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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