Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November - Winter is Coming

All freezes again...
among the pines, winds
whispering a prayer. 
                                                      ...Riei, Eighteenth-Century Japanese Poet

November silently sneaks up on us, catching our senses by surprise. 
Suddenly, as the English poet Thomas Hood sullenly observed two centuries ago, there's "no shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no landscape stripped of pretense.  Behind closed doors, glowing amber fires shed light upon the Real.  Like a woman who has found her authenticity, November's beauty radiates from within.

from "Simple Abundance"
- A Daybook of Comfort and Joy - Sarah Ban Breathnach


SILVIA said...

oh munzie just thinking about it makes sad, i think its gonna be a long winter,cant wait for the spring,lol..have a great day dear friend..


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

While the rest of the country is feeling the cold weather, here in the desert, we are finally cooling down to wonderful 70 degree days. Love this time of year. Hugs, Marty