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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Surprising Synchronicity



For two days and nights


The rain has been our soundtrack


And still, snow lingers


I'm listening to songbirds and rain, breathing with ease, loving this foggy morning; understanding through the tiny bones of my ears that spring is drawing near. Like the snow, I too am lingering, immersed in the softness of light filtered through the clouds, not quite ready to let go of this slow paced winter. Perhaps it is because my body is slow paced too now, a surprising synchronicity, I could not have imagined even three years ago. I feel a connection to this season that I’ve never felt in the past. So often winter is described as harsh, bitter, because of the cold, because of the drain of color from the landscape. I have not experienced the season of ice and snow that way at all this year. I have enjoyed the patterns of frost on my windows, the sculptural icicles, the muted palette.  There has been a sweetness to the hushed tones, a visual song. I will miss winter when she finally melts away. 



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42 comments:

  1. hello laura,
    sending love to you
    in the rain
    & amidst the snow
    & to this season
    of being you. xo

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  2. sharing that synchronicity
    creates a comforting chord
    bringing the comfort of winter's
    cycle into the full bloom of
    the heart

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  3. Each season is a gift. It's just difficult sometimes to see what it is. Beautiful words, thank you, Lois.

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  4. Beautiful blog! Like you, I will also miss winter, but I'm going to enjoy all the beauty that spring will scatter.

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  5. 'surprising synchronicity' and sweet!

    Laura dear, I am always amazed at your strength and beauty- your ability to see the beautiful side of life despite the never ending white landscape, with so much to give as it has given you!

    If you can write so perfectly about winter... i cannot wait to read what you will give us as spring comes.

    Hugs, and thank you so much for your meaningful and wise comment in my last post!

    :)
    Dulce

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  6. I do hope the weather will get better. Spring is near? Love the pics
    kim

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  7. What a sweet tribute to winter! :)

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  8. I am moved by your seemingly effortless ability to navigate inner and outer reality and to achieve peace and beauty in the process. Way to go, girl.

    Judy

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  9. Synchroncity
    Everything happens in time
    All as it should be

    Love,
    Jill

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  10. Love that last photo of transition -- liminal, sacred space!

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  11. i love what you see... even in the dark.

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  12. Sorry that I cannot share your appreciation of the winter. While I enjoy the beauty of fresh fallen snow, and admire the lovely configuration of the snowflake, I long for warmer climes and a chance to soak in the sunshine! What I do revel in, though, is your depiction of the earth's beauty. In that I find joy!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  13. I love your poetic prose. What a beautiful description of your love of winter and your connection to it. Yet, I know you'll love the Spring too.

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  14. Ahhh...I'm drawn into the first photo; blessed visual. I'm glad that you have befriended winter this year; most often throughout my life I have loved settling into the slow pace and sweetness you describe of winter's grace. Blessings!

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  15. ...natures beautiful soundtrack... if only we take the time to listen. Lovely.

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  16. So wonderful to hear someone is happy being in sync with rain and snow. Again your lovely soul shines through.

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  17. Beautiful thoughts; your thoughts and feelings so eloquently expressed. I felt very relaxed reading your blog post. I will miss winter as well, but do look forward to the beautiful flowers and all that spring has to offer. Summer is a different story though..... :)

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  18. thank you for perhaps a different view on the lingering winter...i am ready for flowers...to breathe them deep...but i can appreciate these waining days of winter...

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  19. I'm hearing that same soundtrack, Laura. I'm glad you've enjoyed the winter; thank you for reminding me that there's always a different way to look at things. xxoo

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  20. You express a lovely view of winter, even down to the very vibes in your ears.

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  21. I have learned to appreciate winter after more than three decades in Maine. Every year the cold and snow start earlier and end later than I remember. I don't know if winter suits me now or if I suit winter. Either way, I welcome the ease of acceptance.

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  22. Loved both photographs and words, Laura. There is beauty in winter - and it takes a special heart to appreciate it.

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  23. Oh sweet spring, I dream of your warmth as skies are gray and the elements around me are without shadow. A sharp breeze strikes now and then like a knife cutting deep to the bone.
    The sound of rain, like the pitter and patter of little feet has moved on but promises to make a few more appearances, at least that is what is predicted by the weather person.
    When the rain returns I will sink into a comfortable chair with a book and a cup of tea, while enjoying the tapping on the window glass.

    Greetings from northern California,
    Egmont

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  24. In my part of the country where I am now, all seasons are similar. So I miss the thrills of changing seasons, but I enjoy seeing the pics and others' experiences. :)
    Nice post.

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  25. Such a lovely poem, and such a lovely and resonate post!

    You described feelings about Winter with such delicacy and truth! that it resounded deeply in my own psyche.

    I love the purpose and intent of Winter, too.

    Lady Nyo

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  26. How refreshing to read that someone else besides myself will miss winter. I think it's a pleasurable time of reflection and beauty.

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  27. a nice attitude to have living in New Hampshire (from your "neighbor" in Vermont)...well said.

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  28. Such words of wisdom and truth. We so often try to rush away time... seasons... moments... to look towards another moment, time... season, place.... It is in the moment that we find ourselves, our Peace, our love and compassion... yes we can glimpse back and learn, we can look ahead and hope and make plans, but all we really have to cherish at his moment is now... How eloquently you have written and how beautifully you have shown this with your photography.

    Many Blessings to you and yours my friend.
    Love and Light, Nina P

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  29. As a child I made a snowball and put it in the freezer to save some winter. It spent the entire next three seasons there, getting smaller with evaporation and a few licks from me. My mom had me put it back out when she discovered it and laughed at my save.

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  30. I feel the peace in this one. Love the photo's and they do well with your beautiful words.

    thank you for your visit and comment on my blog and for following me. I shall return the kindness!
    I look forward to reading more from you.

    thank you for the beautiful prayer in your profile info. I too wish the very same for you

    I like what you said
    'creativity is spiritual'
    :)

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  31. Laura, I love the peacefulness you capture in your haiku and your photos. And I really enjoy visiting your site. It has a very lovely vibe.

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  32. This blog is a devotion that stays with me. . . thanks




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  33. Such beautiful words and photos! LOVE your appreciation for life.

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  34. I used to spend all winter looking forward to spring and summer. What a waste of time that was. For the last few years, I've been enjoying the season more and more and loving it for what it is. And it passes much more quickly these days. I love the first image with the raindrops on the window pane.

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  35. Can you hear an echo to your words Laura? Yea.. well.. that's me!
    I share your sentiment, my dear...
    I guess when the mind feels at peace, it feels at peace UNCONDITIONALLY..and everything seems beautifully..
    Besides, I just LOVE winters! :)

    Beautifully written, my lovely friend... soothing..

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  36. Lovely, Laura. The final line is so tender. Poor winter, there are not many in NE who will miss her, except maybe the skiers. I love how you feel the positives and celebrate them.

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  37. Your piece has a lovely, soft, thoughtful quality to it.

    I found these bits magnetic: "understanding through the tiny bones of my ears" and, "I will miss winter when she finally melts away."

    The pictures capture the atmosphere of your writing so well.

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  38. Beautiful words! I'm glad someone who lives amongst the snow is actually enjoying it. :) I live in sunny california and don't feel I got much of a winter. :(

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  39. Rain as soundtrack and snow as still fingers.. wonderful imagery.. I liked it so much...
    Thanks for sharing...

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  40. i love your description of winter, rather, your vision. really lovely pics (am always quite struck by them when i visit your blog) and beautiful attitude. our experience is so much about what we choose to see.

    xx

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