Today the world was crystalized, everything shimmered and glistened in the late afternoon light. Winter is here now, and I am finally accepting it, and more importantly, embracing it. This time of year is beautiful here. It is such a cold and dry place that the everything just appears to be frozen. The only sign of life (other than my own foot prints in the snow) are moose tracks or rabbit tracks in the snow. The colours are so subdued compared to a month ago. The only colours to be found now, are the small scattering of dried up rose hips and the bright blue of the sky. It is so refreshing and invigorating.
My good friend Sarah taught me about the healing powers of walking in the woods. When surrounded by nothing but nature and quiet, the little things that might be eating away at me seem to disappear, and I come home feeling renewed. While it is lovely to walk in the woods, it can also be a bit lonely- but in a good way. The kind of way, where I'm are forced to confront the real feelings I have, no distractions.
While the temperatures continue to drop here in the Yukon (we had -20 yesterday morning), I will do my best to bundle up and get out for walks when the light is at it's highest. Because it really does help me, in so many ways.
candles every night now, until the return of Spring