One of the rules I’ve learnt in a photography class is “if you see read, click”! I applied this rule a few days back during a walk on a trail close to my house. I had my Nikon camera with me and I wandered around looking for red. The day was cloudy and dry, but I was lucky enough to find ‘red’ on my way.
This week is the last work week before the holidays. I’m looking forward to a white Christmas, but not sure if it will happen, we had some snow, but it has melted already. The forecast says snow is on the way and it will stay for a long time.
“I want a red to be sonorous, to sound like a bell.
If it doesn’t turn out that way, I add more reds and other colors until I get it.”
I downloaded this book last night! I read it in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down!
Lots of wonderful short stories about winter magic. It contains explanations for many Celtic terms, such as Yule, Solstice …, and the meaning of winter decorations we add to our house. And it has recipes! I can’t wait to try some of them.
And of course, being Colleen’s book it has to have poetry. Many beautiful poems in there, and the illustrations are lovely.
The poem below is an example of all the goodness you will find in this book.
My journaling notebook has a few blank pages left in it, probably it’ll end exactly in the last few days of the year.
I already have a new notebook, actually three new ones, I haven’t decided yet which one to use next. Since it’ll only be a few days before the new year, I better wait to start it in 2023. I’ll keep up with my writing using inserts for my travel and passport notebooks.
I buy a bunch of these tiny inserts, they have a plain cover so I decorate them the way I’m inspired to do at that moment, and they are always at hand to be filled up with words and dreams.
“Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation,
is not only life-changing but life-expanding.”
And you? Have you chosen a notebook for the new year?
exquisite carpet in a venue. it called my attention. of course, i had to click. i was there, stepping on that exquisite carpet. a moment in time has been recorded. i was there, i was present. a moment of mine.
i’m here this morning pondering about something my son said yesterday. we were talking about how 2022 is almost ending, December is starting and we haven’t done many planned things for this year. He said to me:
“don’t worry, time is linear. months, years all these are created by men, time isn’t something that starts and ends, it’s constantly going on and on. we only realize the changes of the seasons because we live in Canada, if we were at the Equator, where is 30 C year-round, the seasons wouldn’t make a difference.”
wow! without expecting i received a wonderful lesson yesterday. according to him months and years created by man are nonsensical. His thoughts have only strengthened my point of view that what matters is the moment, being here and now.
anyways, habits are difficult to change, so i’m wishing a happy new month to you!