Week 51. I had the pleasure of house guests over the holidays. One friend stayed for a few days over Christmas and the other a few days over New Year’s. Each provided a great break from all the sorting and sifting of the December Project, and it forced me to clean up the rubble from the purge.
Although my friends and I each continue to be deeply disturbed by the unwinding spool of complexities in American and international leadership, we were able to hold “all that” and also experience an energetic and emotional lightness that brought laughter, joy, relaxation, play and the freedom to be fully open-hearted.
I carry this sense of lightness into 2017. The heaviness doesn’t leave. But it steps aside to make space for a bouyancy that will not be denied.
Even these storm clouds
know their brighter, bouyant side–
beauty in darkness
–Storm building over Crown Hill Lake