Thursday, January 10, 2013

Winter Light

Between the coming of winter solstice and the grey, cloudy weather, December was a dark and gloomy month around these parts.  On more than one occasion, I found myself standing in the front window of my house looking at the holiday lights at 4 pm and longing for sunlight instead.  I wanted extra light so much that I looked up sunrise and sunset times for the next few months and wrote a few on my calendar, mostly to remind myself that the darkness wouldn't last forever.

As if to make up for it's December shortcomings, Mother Nature has offered us a sunnier January.  That the amount of daylight is creeping upward by a few minutes each week certainly helps.  The older I get, the more I feel the power of  natural light and the outdoors.  Some years ago, I realized that right around February 1st there is enough light after supper for a walk outside to enjoy the sunset.  I'm aiming for that date now and I know that it's coming, just as surely as I know the sun will set at 4:59 this evening.

1 comment:

Nichole said...

It has been very gloomy here, as well. To try to combat the winter gloom, I've been reminding my yoga classes to find their inner light and let it shine brightly. :-) I know you have a strong and vibrant inner light inside...let it shine!