Hre it is, the five minutes break in the middle of the afternoon, when I pause from writing Christmas cards, running errands, letting the measurers/installers and carpet samplers finish up and leave, and now...here I am at my laptop in front of the window.
It is stark white in front where snow has smothered the lake, dark brown almost black where the island meets the horizon in tree branches, and a glowing pewter mixed with light gray and white with gold touches where the sun lowering itself in the western sky shines through.
Just for moment, the time for 3 birds to wing past my window, then a fourth, there is a calm peaceful feeling.
So this is how it must be, to let the landscape's silence enter, and fill up the cracks and crevices not already filled with busy thoughts and plans and desires. Let the cup fill up with emptiness, yes, the white empty snow.
Now the sky is growing darker, and the silver ball of sun pours out a stronger light.
may the light shine on you, may the inner light be discovered and may the light of love envelope you and yours over this holiday season,