Tuesday, June 23, 2009

winter surrender


i have been away from this space for a while. I always thought that I was a winter person. Rugging up in my warm winter woollies, drinking hot cups of tea while curled up with a good book. But the simple truth is that I find it hard to adjust to the cold and rain (even though I was born in New Zealand and spent my childhood there). I am a doer, I like to get things done and the cold has been slowing me down. It wasn't till I was at the winter solstice, I was reminded that winter is about slowing down. With those simple words I surrendered. I love the change that surrender brings. Maybe it is just the fact that there is no resistance. Everything just flows more easily. The winter blues are gone and I am enjoying my days again. The sun even came to visit today. Gracie and I enjoyed some giggles as she got pushed along on a friends bike that was much too big for her. I must go now and surrender to washing up the dishes! I will be back in the next few days.


4 comments:

Alicia said...

Good to see you back again, love the winter table! I lived in Brisbane for 9 months last year, and found the opposite- I wanted it to be cold so I could get things done, I can't do much in the heat!

Leanne said...

Oh I have been struggling with winter this year....so glad you found your surrendering heart....lovely words.

Kitty said...

Love your winter table and King Winter.Hoping you have a beautiful winter season with your family xxxx.

mama joiedevivre said...

Your King Winter is gorgeous!