What is the turning of a year? A “year” is a man-made concept, different from astronomical events, like solstices. We create the marker and infuse it with meaning–perhaps a launch pad for new, better behaviors, or a door closed on past, painful events. Most humans seem to need this, and it’s a lovely display. The fireworks are exploding right now–astonishingly loud booms–adding light to the night sky.
Here in Northern California, the evening is chill, and clear. A waning gibbous moon reflects light, just as we reflect awareness. I toddle off to bed grateful for kindness, understanding, compassion, a world of intimacies.
Love to you all!
© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2013
6 thoughts on “the turning of a year”
When I am leading meditation groups or talking to people about spiritual stuff, I use the language of relationship.” What’s your relationship to _x_ ?” I ask them.
The relationship expressed in this lovely post and the tone of the blog overall that I pick up is intimacy,
Love and good health to you and family . – d
I appreciate that you so clearly get the tone that I intend.
Love and good health to you and Sharie, and of course the little Freya!
Well, we begin to notice the days lengthening. There is a natural renewal we may respond to.
And- happy- whatever you like, new year, whatever- you have my good wishes.
I celebrate them all, and especially respond to the light getting longer! Happy New Year!
Dear friend. May the blessings of every moment kindle your soul. Loving you now.
Ahhh! Thank you, Wali, and for your photographic card. Beautiful grand babes. Love to Jabrila!