There is a Season

“To everything, there is a season.” 

(from The Byrds song  “Turn! Turn! Turn!”)

It’s the last day of 2012 so naturally, I feel a bit like Janus, the Roman god with two faces looking into the past & the future at the same time.  (A fitting god to inspire the name for the first month- “January”.)

Janus

A bust of Janus from Vatican City
(image from en.wikipedia.org)

“To everything, there is a season”, the Byrds sang in the 1960s.  So what is this season for?  The time between Winter Solstice (Dec. 21st) and the Spring Equinox (March 21st) is traditionally a time to retreat into the darkness, hibernating & being introspective while also celebrating the return of the light & anticipating new beginnings.

I dislike the term “New Year’s Resolution” because resolutions have a history of being broken as soon as they are made.  Instead, I ask, “What do I want in my life in 2013 & how can I make my vision a reality?”   For example, I want to deepen my connection to nature & provide food for those I love so organic gardening will continue to be a priority.  I’ll also provide for wildlife by planting more native species that shelter & nourish.  When food is hard to come by, bird feeders will remain full for my feathered friends.

Dinnertime

Back Yard Buffet

Bird Lunch

Just Hanging Out

I also want to continue creating artwork that reflects both my respect for the Earth & deepening spirituality.  Here is a sneak peek of the new series…

Root Project

“Roots” symbolizes grounding & connection. More about these pieces later.

Everything I want for 2013 is united under the banner of “LOVE”… love for those I want to share my life with, love for the earth & all sentient beings, love for creativity in all its forms, & even love for my Self.

May 2013 bless you with what you hold most dear.

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