Happy winter solstice! The first day of winter marks the darkest day of the year. From here on, light will continue to increase. We just experienced autumn, which is the process of dying and letting go. Winter marks the point when everything has completely died; we are at the very start of a new beginning.
Here and there I find myself wondering exactly how twisted the tree branches coil or just how fathomless the roots travel through the depths of the slovenly soil.
Accept the mystery…
I’m in NY this weekend at my parents’ house, and I brought Venus! We are headed to NYC this evening to see Jerry Seinfeld standup. Her and Norman will have the house to themselves tonight. I let Venus free roam around the backyard for a little bit since she doesn’t get much outdoor time lately.
Every movement is a pebble thrown into a lake Do you aim with intention, or drop by mistake? Every ripple travels far, further than you know Do you take the time to stand there and watch where it goes?
Down the road, you walked away There was nothing I could do to make you stay Into the forest, blending into the trees Long gone… vanished… or so it seems I found you in music, found you in books Found you in stories with clever hooks Into the forest, I felt a cold breeze Long
Colors of the rainbow made me uncomfortable All the bright pastels were so unsettling to me. The black and dark grey brought a sense peace I felt more at home, like I could finally breathe. The sunny day made me want to stay inside Light kept pouring in, so I had to close the blinds.
Seeds swim through my veins Daisies sprout in my brain Perennial chrysanthemums blossoming in my lungs Roses grow on my wrist stems flow through my fist thorns weave in and out pedals fall to the ground
The Autumn Playlist continues with SIDE B. Two years ago I put together a playlist to perfectly describe the season of autumn/fall. It starts with saying goodbye to summer and accepting that autumn is here to bring many changes; after a serotonin-filled summer of warmth and relaxation, the weather is now about to get cooler
Ivy was a garden fairy who guarded her plant friends with fierce protection. On days when the human gardeners slacked off and left her garden dehydrated, her anger caused a rainstorm, and this kept her plant friends happily hydrated. Her garden was upmost important to her, for she felt so passionate about the plant kingdom.