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