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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Does one laugh or cry when seeing a forsythia blooming mid December in NH? (This photo was taken on Thursday morning) My first emotion was delight at natures unexpected surprise. Then I felt sad for this poor confused bush, blossoming in a season during which it should be hibernating, buried in snow, reserving her energy for next spring's arrival.
A few days before (Tuesday) this was the grass in our lawn, bejeweled in ice crystals:
The photo and video below were taken on an evening this past October!!! (We were left without electricity, except for what was connected to our generator for 5 days after that storm due to the weight of snow laden leaves taking down many trees and with them power lines. The noise in the background is the fan of our pellet stove.)
Is time moving backward??? Mysterious wonders abound!
Thank you to everyone for your loving comments on my last post. We are all courageous, remarkable beings, each living the life we've been given with as much dignity, patience, and strength as we can muster day by day. Look at those tiny forsythia blossoms at the top of this page again. They are a good example of how we are all doing our very best to survive, thrive and fill the world with our unique beauty. You and I are not so different from those delicate blossoms, or the frost crystals, here one day, gone the next, each precious and deserving of our moments shining in the sun. Shine on with compassion toward your own magnificent self. The more you practice lovingkindness upon yourself in difficult times, the easier it is to offer it to others freely.
Reflecting upon the year that is coming to an end, closing your eyes, exhaling, inhaling, opening your eyes...send me an email that expresses what your are grateful for in THIS moment...I will add your message to this year's Gratitude Quilt that will be posted December 31, 2011 I currently have 80 quilt squares gathered from thankful people around the would, and would love to hear from YOU too!