The Winter of our Discontent…have not read the book, but the title seems fitting to the way I used to feel about winter. Do not like the cold weather, but because I am forced to be at this stop of my journey right now, I am looking for the good things this stop and season will provide to my life. The photo above is my backyard. It is beautiful! At the next snowfall, I will photograph the same scene with snow on the trees’ branches. Then it becomes majestic.
Why do I need winter? Because after analyzing and concluding that our Creator did a perfect job with everything (what is not perfect in Nature, we screwed it up), I decided I need winter because I need to slow down, rest more than usual, need to ponder what next fabulous thing I am going to do during my journey through this beautiful planet, and set up some great expectations for myself. It sounds so exciting, doesn’t it? I can’t wait to see what I can concoct in my mind. Then I need to write it down, because what I don’t write down, somehow it does not materialize. It is amazing that when I write some things down that I expect to accomplish, they become reality. Sometimes with a twist (I may like it or not). But it happens. I call it my Wish List.
Winter is good also to check on what I want to get rid off in the house that is cluttering my space and my life. Have to have space to keep good energy floating around. Clutter only stagnate my space and in turn, my life. Need that blue aura at all costs.
These two photos I took this morning. Nature at its best, isn’t it! These are some of the reasons why we need winter, otherwise we would not have these magnificent views. They look the same, but if you are into details, you will notice the different trees. Details, details, make all the difference.
Yes, I took these after having my half of a plantain and an egg, boiled. Put some EVOO and sea salt on the plantains and sea salt on the egg. I am hooked on these. Good alternative to the oatmeal, at least for a while.
Where was I? Oh, yes, winter. Can I have all this beauty but a bit warmer weather? Cannot have it both ways. Need to learn that some things are not negotiable. Then I remembered that I need to embrace change, otherwise I’ll perish. Don’t want to do that. I was going to start with another pondering thought, but I think I’ll leave it for a next posting.
I am embracing winter right now because I have to, but at the same time I am enjoying this stop in my journey. It is magnificent, wouldn’t you say?
Until our next time together,
Your Happy Contessa