Cosy on my couch with tea this morning.
And then the sky does something impossible to ignore.
So I walk to the ravine at the end of my street
and stand behind a juniper tree above the creek, and listen
to the silence of morning before birds, of nothing but moving water
and think how lucky to be in a place where silence calls you out to play.
How very very lucky indeed.
Happy new year, friends…
Here’s to a little more peace and kindness for all.
“There is always an element of sadness in celebration. We cannot celebrate without alluding to it, because there are people on this earth of ours who are not celebrating, who are despairing, anguished, starving and mourning. That is why all celebration should end with a silence in which we remember… all those who cannot celebrate…” ~ Jean Vanier