Christmas 2021:Wintering


The end of term and an afternoon spent stirring a pot of vegetable chilli, reading a book by the fire and making up natural decorations for the Christmas presents. After the noise and excitement of the school term, a quiet time for reflection, repetitive tasks and making is just what I need. Midwinter may be cold and dark but if you choose the right activity it’s so good for the soul. ⁹

I’ve been thinking deeply about the act of wintering – the power of slowing down, resting, retreating as an antidote to difficult times. I suspect there is more to come about this. Half-formed plans are starting to haunt the quiet corners of my mind. The betwixt and between times of late December may give them shape and substance.

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