Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. Arriving this December 21st.
These short days and long nights should be a time of semi-hibernation, a time for One Woman to rest and rejuvenate. I am staying inside more but I have not slowed my mind and body.
I do not like the restlessness that I am experiencing. Wonder if anyone else is like this? It may have something to do with the holiday season. I am doing less this year then ever before and I like it. I would like to curl up in my chair in front of the fire with a cup of tea and read all day. This has not happened. How can One Woman find such endless activities as morning yoga, meditation, cleaning, cooking, washing, errands, writing, phone rings and a quick bite to eat and the day is gone.
Maybe my time by the fire with book in hand will happen in the next several months before Spring starts surfacing. I surely hope so.

It seems I hear a voice speaking to my heart and it is saying "what do you intend to do with the rest of your life". I want to answer " at the moment I do not know for sure but I have a pretty good idea". I do know I am increasingly aware how limited my time on this earth is from now on.

If we had no winter, the Spring would not be so pleasant.
Anne Bradstreet


Tabor said...

I also feel restless during the day and somewhat guilty when the day comes to an end...thinking I should be doing more with my life! If I find out what it is, I will let you know.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, I think most of it is the time of year. I love the sun and being outside gardening. Feel like I am closed in - except for errands.

Judy said...

I am having no problem finding time to read today. We have an ice storm going on here. It started yesterday and goes through tonight. We have about 4 inches of snow and ice. No way I can get out of the driveway. I am already looking forward to spring!

L. said...

I totally understand the feelings that you expressed in your pensive post today...lovely.

Happy Holidays...

kenju said...

I feel guilty nearly everyday that I don't work, because I am getting lazier and lazier. All I want to do is blog and sleep.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, Grammie and Kenju, thanks for checking in. Guess we all have our way of handling these winter days. Judy, at least I have no snow.
All of you take care.