+[connection]+ advent day 24
Tonight marks winter solstice. Doug and I walk each night at dusk - taking in the decorative seasonal lights, watching the colors fade on the mountains and meeting new neighborhood friends along the trail. Now, as the days will begin to lengthen toward the summer I wonder where the short days went....I barely felt them this year! I do look forward to longer evening hikes with Doug. They are my favorite time of both silent and conversational connection.
Winter, over the past three years of living in Minnesota, became a very quiet season for us. Tea times, winter walks and books, books, books became pillars of our day. I think that each of those holds a rhythm of its own - a simple, quiet beauty, which along-the-way we adopted. I have grown to love this season of connection. It seems a perfect atmosphere to reflect, to worship, to wait and wonder.
Posted by .kp. on 12/21/2011