I was awake in the night, entranced with the moon and the stars. I realize some people call the winter solstice, the longest night, and others say the shortest day. What I noticed in the night was that the moon and the stars were so bright that it was light as in some days.
I am in grocery shopping and cooking mode again today. Yum, and Fun!!
Here is Rilke:
The Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XII
Want the change. Be inspired by the flame
where everything shines as it disappears.
The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so much
as the curve of the body as it turns away.
What locks itself in sameness has congealed.
Is it safer to be gray and numb?
What turns hard becomes rigid
and is easily shattered.
Pour yourself out like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start and, with ending, begins.
Every happiness is the child of a separation
it did not think it could survive. And Daphne, becoming a laurel,
dares you to become the wind.
Rainier Maria Rilke
Ah, Awe, Rilke - The light returns!!