Wednesday, December 17, 2014

between the dark and the light









Finding quiet in my surroundings, because I have a need for peace, a need for a place to breathe. Seeing the small things, the everyday sacred that makes sense, that brings calm to my world.
I wear the clouds that cover the sky. I stand in the dark of the early evening, count the few stars that shine through and ask for snow.

As the solstice approaches, I find myself turning inward, seeking solitude, living between the dark and the light. This time of year, this neolithic moment, it suits me.

May you all find peace, however you choose to welcome the solstice. xx


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  1. i am feeling the turning inward, also.
    i pray peace for you, dear one.
    peace, and dog feet. they are a prayer in and of themselves, don't you think??

    xxO

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    1. oh yeah. peace and dog feet. thanks for the smile on this quiet and introspective night. xOxO

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  2. Winter is a time for drawing in, a hibernation and nurturing of spirit. A time to reflect on the year, and set our intentions for what we will manifest in the new year. Fear not, you are right on time.
    And if that snowy antler isn't about balance, I don't know what is!
    And Pinto feet.
    xx

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    1. The longer nights, the time spent with the self, turning inward to contemplate all things past, present, and future. That's what I love about winter, even in the desert.
      The snowy antler? Balance, indeed!
      And Pinto feet. :)
      xx

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  3. Inward, beautiful one.
    Seems so many feel that way at the drawing near of solstice time. Your need for some calm, peaceful places, those sacred spaces are more prevalent right now, I detect. You need a little 'extra' of it all and I hope you are blessed with it, Julie.
    Gosh, that is one huge (fat) antler!! Where'd you ever find such a thing?

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    1. The solstice centers me, allows me to take that journey inward. And yes, it's a journey I do need to take right now. Thanks for your blessings along the way...and I'm sending a little desert sun to you!
      The fat antler? He found me! ;)

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  4. this is beautiful, all of it. I especially love the closely cropped shots, symbolic of turning inward and giving the imagination plenty of space to complete the picture. glean what you need from this time and bless the rest. the light will soon be returning for all that we wish, hope, and pray for.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I do love this time of darkness and solitude. I believe we grow in these spaces between the dark and the light. xoxo

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  5. Yes, I feel ya! Loving the arrowhead, the doggie paw, the twinkling lights. This quiet and darkness is so necessary, glad to hear that it is feeding you.

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    1. I love this time of year, the quiet, the dark, the dog paws. I can tell you feel it too. :)

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  6. Catching up on some posts l've missed.......
    Really interested in seasons at the moment, what they mean, how they influence our days. Interesting to hear how the cooler weather and darker days prompt self reflection and solitude. You've captured that feeling well with these images. xx

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    1. I love the colder days and longer nights. It is a time for reflection, for enjoying the quiet. The days are already getting longer here, and I do miss that feeling of the approaching solstice. Ah, well, next year, right? xx

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