more light soon


a cold day
so dark
rain against
the windows

the solstice
then more light

each day

My gratitude journal is open on a file cabinet, to remind me to keep my heart and hands open in prayer.  I also have a list here, to catch and type moments as they occur, and then I write them in my journal.  Examples include:  the kind readers of my blogs and the fact that we have not lost power today.  We have a generator if we do.  Lots of old trees in this area, and the power companies do prune them–interesting shapes result.  I’m always amazed everything works as well as it does!

Simple Christmas plans this year–also grateful for composure (so far anyway!). 

Blessings always, Ellen

First image:
Second image: Karen’s Whimsy.

16 thoughts on “more light soon

  1. Power will be the touchstone of coming generations, not the physical kind, but the electrical … More than anything else it has transformed the way we live … Blessings for you on the Solstice, and through the coming time …


    1. Good morning, Thank you for your blessings. There are some beautiful wind farms in Wisconsin. So true about how electricity has changed our lives. I’m affected by the short days–maybe my Swedish blood–and find sometimes it’s better to get the extra rest, if possible. Also takes me more time to adjust when the clocks are changed.

      In January, there may be icebergs here, but the quality of the light is different. Ellen


  2. I thought about you, Ellen, and the gratitude journal, this morning. Here’s my first entry: I am SO grateful for pouring rain (we had snow and slush yesterday, and I was fearful of a “skating rink”). God bless you–love, Caddo


  3. They must teach that same pruning to the power company here. So many trees look butchered, more an eyesore than a thing of beauty. It is so sad.


    1. Hi Patti, The trees also picture resilience for me…I saw a row of evergreens pruned and then they all grew taller. Sad too as you say when nature has to give up too much…yet I couldn’t live here without power. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, Wisconsin has beautiful wind farms, but I don’t know how the whole process works. Ellen


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