Monday, January 24, 2011

Betwixt the Bewitching

Finally, I realized it. Fancying myself a quick learner, I'm continually amazed at how long some things take to soak into my essence and become obvious. But, finally. I understand.

Why I want to slow down.
Why I want to nestle in next to my children for hours.
Why I want to cuddle under covers, warmed by multiple bodies, while I watch the steel gray winter sky threaten to sink so low that I could reach out and touch it.
Why I want to submerge into hearty recipes, warming my kitchen with the fragrant grace and bounty of stews and soups.
Why I crave slow, languid hours of quiet solitude.

Because I stopped long enough to hear it:

the combined whispers of my soul and winter and the earth, mingling in quiet harmonies:

Slow down.
Go within. Hibernate.
Release yourself from any guilt, remorse or shame. Do not push.
Rest. Recuperate. Relax.
Do so deliberately, and allow yourself to be thrilled by the quotidian, imperceptible passage of moment into moment.
Marvel at the winter's bewitching light, allow the mesmerizing power of the tree's intricate tapestry of branches to hypnotize you.


All is well.
Trust your instincts.
Trust your path.

I hear it. The occult, soft singing. So, so soothing. And I figure, since I'm lucky enough to sit betwixt the lullaby-like harmonies of soul and earth, I may as well join in.


Lindsey said...

Your words here are infused with that singing. Lovely. xo

emma said...

Brava, chica! So happy to hear/read/see this news.

Anonymous said...

Winter truly is a balm for the soul. The pace is one I crave and adore. Your words describe it perfectly! I love this.

Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities said...

So beautiful and inspiring.


All is well.
Trust your instincts.
Trust your path.

I need to repeat these words to myself right now. And try my best to absorb them.

ayala said...

Beautiful words!

Christa said...

I hear your song, and the background music, too.

Just beautiful...

Thank you...

Amanda said...


Dana Udall-Weiner said...

New reader here--so glad to know of your blog! What a startlingly beautiful post. And it comes at a good time, as I'm feeling the need to turn inward, trust my instincts, and experience a bit of calm.