That’s it. It’s all over now- turkey, stuffing, stockings, tinsel, Santas, sugar plums, turtle doves- done, gone, and finished.
So now what?
Well, there’s still New Year’s Eve, that one last hurrah before the winter doldrums set in again. From the crescendo of festivities to the bareness of cold, dark days. How to reconcile these two extremes.
In truth, we need both. Neither is sustainable for long. We only have so much energy to put into grand celebrations, needing molasses-slow days to rest up. Yet, too much molasses mires us in stagnation.
Paying attention to where we are in this ebb and flow of these two modes will show us when to seek the balance of the other, and leave us fresh to follow our creative pursuits.
It’s past midnight. She meant to be asleep hours ago, but the rhythmic movement of yarn through her fingers held her in its spell- just one more row, then another, and another. She knows she is tired, but does not feel it. Hers is a labour of love, creating what she hopes will be a treasure passed down from generation to generation.
She wishes she still had her great-grandmother’s handiwork that had been passed down to her, but the violent movement of soldiers through her town held her past in its possession.
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