Happy Winter Solstice

Today, the Light returns, my friends. It is
Winter Solstice which also marks the first day
of Winter.

'm a Winter baby. I'm always happy when Winter comes.
Though it's the shortest day of the year,
From this day forward, the sun will
stay with us a little longer.

Yesterday, I decided in honor of the Solstice to
take a walk in a favorite grove of mine near my house.
I've haven't been there since I found out
I was pregnant.

My sweet grove has been decimated with all the storms
and especially Super storm Sandy here in NYC. Only
about four trees have survived. New baby trees
are being planted.

The grove is a place where I feel nature alive
the most in my area. The trees are old
friends to me. I felt like the grove
itself. I've been a mom for 14 months now.
My life has changed radically. I have been
uprooted, pushed, pulled. Change can be beautiful and

As I said goodbye to the remaining trees and hello
to the new ones. I promised to come back sooner
rather than later. The trees reminded me they will
be here and that life is change.

I know as I grow into this new stage of my life, I will
be once again blooming and bright like my grove in Springtime.
The weight of outgrown ideas, bonds and even
excess pounds of my body will fall away like old leaves.

I embrace The Light of Winter now. I hope you do too.



Victoria said...

Wow..so deeply beautiful and soulful...thanks for sharing such heart-felt words and your beautiful journey!Blessings and hugs..wishing you a magical 2013!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

WOWWWWWW!!! Oh my goodness I just feel like crying. You have truly bared your soul in that poem. It's so moving and real and honest and I love it! Thanks for sharing yourself. It's so beautiful. Shell I really haven't forgotten about the gift I promised you. I know that you are not worried about it, but I have been honestly, working on so many books and things that I didn't have time to finish it, but I have finished it! I TOOK THE TIME TO DO IT!! I am so glad that I did. Please email me again with your address so I can put it in the mail this Wednesday coming. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hugs Me.

Tracy said...

Winter Magic Blessings to you, Shell! This was beautifully expressed... and love the snowy image to go with. Wishing you all JOY in 2013! Happy Holidays to you & your sweet family :o) ((HUGS))

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

SO so beautiful. Happiest of holidays to you and yours sweet Shell!!