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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Old Roots New Page

With the cold long winter nights upon us, and the tucking away of the holidays, we find time to rest, think and renew. 
We are gifted with a plainly wrapped package of the new year, ready for us to write upon the blank pages of the book of time. The old crone whose roots are ripe with wisdom is holding the newborn baby of this wonderful year in one hand, and is handing us the book with her other hand.  We must learn to honor and use her wisdom, roots that reach deep, while still writing on the blank pages of the book before us, branches growing new.
Moon fires and rain dances await many, rites of passage will be crossed, flouncy carefree girlhood will fill children's days, responsible and shadowy manhood will greet many young men, and we may find ourselves handing out kindness as one would pass out apples overflowing from a bushel basket to those who are hungry and in need.  All these, and so much more, await us as we set out on the wooded trail, thick with moss and twinkling night sky. As we set out to greet the year ahead.

***Happy New Year, 2012***
A magical gift, in all it's cloaked, rooted, sleeping wonder.
"Wrap the cloak of winter, and her short days, about you tightly. Slow your movements to examine the weave of this warmth; each one a representation of the days that have passed before you. Be they unraveled, or tight, or moth eaten...reflect on them and then sleep deeply in the silence of night, the blackest midnight. The light, and movement, will come soon enough..."


Kathy said...

Happy New Year, Amy! I live feeling your energy here at your blog. Blessings...

Artemisia said...

Happy new year my friend!

The Happy Peasant said...

Kathy, Happy New Year too! Enjoy that snow...we are getting just a touch...finally (:

The Happy Peasant said...

Artemsia, may the new year bring you much introspection, quiet and magic. ~Amy

sheepyhollow said...

Hi Amy! I was praying for all the folks in Dexter w/recent tornado activity. I hope you and your family (4-footed and neighbors) are all well in spite of stormy weather! Miss you!

The Happy Peasant said...

Thanks for checking in! We are fine. The tornado hit one mile from our farm. It has been a surreal weekend, but everyone is fine. Many homes were destroyed, but no one was hurt. That is the miraculous, and wonderful, part. ~Amy

sheepyhollow said...

From the pictures on the news... it's amazing no one was hurt! Good to know you're safe!