All of us at Blindsgalore hope that you grab all the brightness of the season as we anticipate the frosty, wintry days ahead.
To ease into the bittersweet days upon us, one of my favorite poets, Mary Oliver, beautifully invokes our feelings as this year comes to a close.
Lines Written In The Days Of Growing Darkness
Every year we have been
witness to it: how the
Into a rich mash, in order that
it may resume.
who could cry out
to the petals on the ground
knowing, as we must,
how the vivacity of what was is married
to the vitality of what will be?
I don’t say
it’s easy, but
what else will do
If the love one claims to have for the world
So let us go on
through the sun be swinging east,
and the ponds be cold and black,
and the sweets of the year be doomed.
Capture the essence of our celebrations to lighten what lies ahead. In these days of growing darkness, let your inner brightness guide the way and let your love for the world shine. Find solace in your loved ones and let their warmth comfort you this holiday season.
Wishing you happy days, always.