This scene in the John F. Kennedy Arboretum in Co. Wexford this afternoon unlocked my door into November and the remainder of this year. It was a calm and peaceful unlocking.
Who knows what lies ahead? Who wants to know?
But, I guess we all have hopes. Mine relate to health, happiness and peace at both a personal and a WORLDWIDE level.
I’d like to feel that the wooden seat will be a place where people will stop awhile and draw breath. I’d also like it to be a seat where the lonely find companionship; enemies see paths to peaceful resolutions; lovers grow in trust; friends support each other; strangers exchange smiles; artists find inspiration; and each moment spent there is truly treasured.
May November bring you health, hope and happiness and a sense of connection to the magic of nature.
November seems to be a month for deep reflection. It feels like nature strips us bare and dims the light so that we are forced look to look inwards.
At the same time, however, Mother Nature, opens up new spaces and patterns as the leafless trees allow us to see the skies ~ especially the starry skies on clear frosty nights.
Bareness and space feel unfamiliar after the lush growth of Spring and Summer and the colourful tapestries of Autumn.
But this is time in which we should seize the apparent quietness and work away within ~just as nature is working beneath the soil ensuring that the spring colour of snowdrops and crocuses will re-emerge with vibrant hope and promise for the onward journey.
It is hard to believe that November is drawing to a close and I would like to thank everyone who participated in The Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection here on Social Bridge. Your contributions transformed my view of November as being dark, dank and dreary and it has been really exciting to be able to share all the colour and creativity that so many people sent on to me.
So, as the curtain closes on the Festival for this year, let me bring you a blast of colour from Val Robus, who blogs brilliantly at http://magnumlady.com/
There are times when you feel ‘out of time’ and I had one of those lovely experiences this evening in the after glow of sunset at Annestown Beach, Co. Waterford. These are the special moments when nature invites you in to her gaze and lingers for a tiny bit longer than she should.