Over these last few "dark months," I've written about my efforts at . . . creating light. . . in my surroundings. As the days got darker, I focused on my windows, trying to make them more inviting and light-full.
I hung stained glass suncatchers in windows to catch the light. I created little "vignettes" of objects I particularly like on my windowsills. I put candles in my windows. And I created a window garden.
All of these little efforts helped to create a bit more light in the dark days of winter. But I think my window garden made the biggest difference for my spirits.
That's probably just the gardener in me . . . connecting with living plants through the non-growing season.
But I think it's actually deeper than that.
The tending. The watering. The new growth.
All reminders . . . that everything cycles. Seasons change.
Light comes. Again.