Over the past couple of weeks I have been trying to be mindful to take advantage of the darkness instead of wish it away. There have been slide shows with my grandfathers slides, turning into bed early with a bowl of popcorn and a movie, and lots and lots of candlelight. It's really been quite nice...though I also find the fact that today is the turning point towards more light quite nice too. :)
Just another summer knit that never made it to the blog or Ravelry...this was made on a whim in August when things were more than a bit stressful with buying the house...all of the mindless stockinette was exactly what I needed. I chose to switch out the cables for a 2x2 rib and added an i-cord.
I haven't been handling all the darkness as gracefully as I would like this year. I'm leaving for work in the dark and coming home in the dark. I feel like I'm missing out on so much living.
This week especially feeling bogged down by endless to-do lists at work and home, migraines, and everything that seems to be breaking and needing money to be fixed (dishwasher, car, cat), I was teetering on the edge of a breakdown.
So tonight I went out in the yard, on the edge of the river bank and sat. Just sat. I practiced listening to all of the sounds of the river, first upstream, then downstream, the water swirling around the big rock, the high pitched chuckle and the deep, soothing swoosh. I looked at the bark on the old sugar maple next to me. I watched the moon rise over the hill. I took deep breaths of the cool, damp air. And with that everything felt just a bit more manageable.
Tonight I'm going to finish the Christmas cards and plant those narcissus I've been meaning to plant for a week now...and tomorrow who knows...I'll worry about that when the time comes.