Monday, January 19, 2015

In the bleak mid-winter

I know its not just me...
Christmas has all been put away,
the evenings no longer sparkle with fairy lights
and, even with the expected January 'warmup' giving us a taste of spring,
the atmosphere -
 and reality -
 seems somehow stripped bare; 
reduced to the most basic 
and boring.

The retreat came at just the right time...
the perfect combination of
spirit (prayer),
vision (painting)
and hearing
(Tibetan singing bowls);
all serving as reminders 
that there is still beauty and color;

all encouraging me to get rid of 
the last truck full of temptation
 and refocus on what's important - 

 although, clearly, 
I won't please everyone! 

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