Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Contemplation -

For me, it again feels like the beginning of a new year, a setting of a new tone. I light a candle each night, even as I welcome and honor each sunrise and sunset. The light this time of year is rich; all is clear. Things that seemed far away come close. The air sparkles with gold. Since my birthday I've seen a multitude of shooting stars and rainbows. Now, I learn that February 14 begins the year of the Tiger. It is the Chinese New Year. So, we leave the year of the Ox, for the year of the Tiger. How exciting is that!

I am continuing to read The Measure of My Days, One Woman's Vivid, Enduring Celebration of Life and Aging by Florida Scott-Maxwell. Actually I am not reading it, so much as tasting one little bit and resting with it for days. I recommend this book!!! It is a treasure.

I would like to quote a long passage, but will give a little taste.

"The enchantment of the sky, ever changing beauty almost ignored. Beyond words, without fixed form, not to be understood, or stated. It ravishes away dullness, worry, even pain. It graces life when nothing else does. It is the first marvel of the day. Even when leaden gray it is still a friend, withdrawn for a time."

Of course, she is talking about the day sky. Day or night, we have that support of sky, steady as our breath.

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