Thursday, December 21, 2017

Solstice Reflections

Finally (!!) heard from Vivian's father about how he wants to divide up winter break (that started yesterday. that I asked about on Nov. 6. never mind.)
We pick her up on Sunday, Christmas Eve before bedtime and keep her until the evening of January 1st. I'm looking forward to the visit.

As I approach Midwinter's end of the year, I'm grateful and calm.
The hectic schedule is quickly receding and there is space and time to tend to what remains: the application portfolio pieces, the January workshop pieces, the scholarship essays. There are also cookies to bake and stockings to fill, presents to wrap and board games to play. There is knitting to be done.

January promises to be a little special in ways I don't understand just yet; I look forward to the Universe revealing more to me and to us all, as it always does.

A full retrospective will come in a week or so, but for now it is enough to know that I am calm in my heart as I look back on the wheel of this past year and the seasons of life that I have walked with the turning of the sun.