You, darkness, that I come from
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes a circle of light for everyone
and then no one outside learns of you.
But the darkness pulls in everything-
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! -
powers and people-
and it is possible a great presence is moving near me.
I have faith in nights.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
I surrendered to house projects and other things over these past months. Sometimes writing about process takes energy away from actually being in process!
That said, as this challenging year closes, I will leave you with the beginning of a small piece on kindness and the above quote from Rilke in honor of the winter solstice.