Every once in a while I see a bald eagle in the sky, like poetry so beautiful and alive I stop breathing.
We have entered the long cold of January. Winter came early this year – two months ago – to invite us deep inside where we can tend to the root of things, tune our eyes to the subtle colours of the great Hush. This is permission to follow – slowly, slowly – a whispering line of thought down the long path, to pause at each wonder that emerges, then continue …
To walk on frozen water.
An invitation to meet one’s Self, again and again in the cold and the warmth, in conversation, in music, in colour and in silence. To introspect.
Positive and negative space; high contrast in the stark white days where eagles fly, fishing, the long nights where bears sleep under resplendent starlight. This is when stories are found and told. When songs are made and learned, paintings begun and finished. When courage burns warm like a hearth-fire.
The warm bustle of work begins soon. Right now I find myself steeped and floating in gratitude.