Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Strength

In winter, we see the strongest parts of the earth. The trunks and limbs of trees naked without their leaves, standing silhoutted against the sky. The snow covering the ground in white, making a stark contrast with everything else.

The strength it takes to bundle up and go out and do what you have to do. The care with which you have to drive and walk because of the ice.

The clarity of the night sky, dark blue with brilliant spots of light set in. Their light contrasted against the dark sky and the white snow.

We are looking at the bones of the earth, and we feel the cold in our bones.

It is a season for strength.

It is dark, and we love to stay in our cocoon, warm and cozy. A cup of something hot to drink. Some seasonal treat to eat. Staying close to someone we love.

That is also a strength in this season.

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