We made it to Christmas Eve day 2022. Snow and wind of a real winter lends to the holiday feel. No matter how big or small or “me” time your holiday gathering is remember to find moments of contentment. Notice the beauty around you and within you. Merry Christmas everyone.
Earth anchored trees
Quiet amid the rattle of spent oak leaves,
fluttering weathered seven-pointed flags
weaving with the feather-topped goldenrod.
Fringe of night clear eyes alert.
All is dusted with angel-white snow.
Season of comfort and joy.
We are quiet too
fed warm by pot-bellied Ash logs
Silent night speaks of contentment,
of presence with the trees.
Fir tree our Christmas symbol
in this promised moment.
and find earth anchored contentment
warmed by the waxing crescent moon,
moon of positivity and faith.
Between the veil of snow-dimmed sky
and ancestral glow
is the sacred silence
where we confront our shadow,
forgive our shadow
and flutter among the seven-pointed stars
where lies love and kindness.