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Yes, yes, yes, and more yesses. Idleness, not doing and just be-ing, new insights, that's just it. I seem to have developed extra - sensitive perceptions as I wander through my nature therapy, weather - permitting of course. I notice every single plant, wild flower, trees, birds, insects, which I've always taken for granted. I've lived here for nearly twenty-eight years, why am I just noticing now? The other day I was bewildered by a wild myrtle plant full of black myrtle seeds which I unexpectedly discovered. I stood there ages just examining it. I seem to be studying the beauty and the miracle of everything around me through my C's eyes, as I also tread this thick mud with you all here, feeling the weight getting more and more unbearable, BUT my C is guiding me on, helping me along, overcoming each obstacle, giving me strength.
Karen, I love that story of the woodpecker's art work, he seemed to have had a really good time making all those holes in your house. They are wonderful creatures though, you're right.
Gary, I agree with you that we should have a little compassion for ourselves during this dark, hybernation season. At least we can now look forward to longer daylight hours, I'm counting the minutes. I've now reached 30 minutes more light as it gets dark now at 5.30pm instead of 5.00pm. I've never done that before!
Lou, I always find it touching when you talk about walking with your Linda's cane, she's guiding you in every way, mentally and physically.
Just to add a little brightness to our dark moods, I'm sending some photos of an incredibly sunny day we had yesterday with a bright blue sky that we didn't even see in the summer last year, it rained almost every day! Climate change!
Another night-time picture I took (I found the colours of the sky that night particularly evocative), but maybe it's just this new vivid perception I have of seeing things.
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