After I dropped my daughter off at school this morning, I went for a walk at a local park. During my walk I took several pictures, including this one of the sun just rising over the cutbanks and the morning fog. The river you see at the bottom of the picture is the Fraser just south of its conjunction with the Nechako.
It froze last night and this morning was chilly. Also very quiet since few people are out so early. The quiet, especially when I’m surrounding by trees and grass (even frost covered), helps me think and ground and get my head straight.
God’s Creation is Beautiful.
It’s the end of October, which here can mean snow, although I haven’t seen any yet, and below freezing temperatures. So far we’ve had rain and a few frosts, but all the pretty coloured leaves have fallen and it looks pretty grey out most of the time. We’re also coming up on the winter solstice and the hours of dark far outnumber the hours of daylight. Worse, rainclouds keep it dark even during the day. Bottom line, where I live, it’s cold and dark almost constantly right now.
I’m feeling it right down deep. As if the cold and dark have crept inside me. I can’t seem to get warm. I feel like I can’t see anything of what’s ahead. Not sure I’m even really seeing what’s around me right now. Accomplishing anything, including this post, is a struggle and there’s a whole long list of things I feel called to do which I also feel like I just can’t deal with right now.
All the positive affirmations sound hollow… just so many words. Knowing in my head that “this too shall pass” isn’t helping right now. I’m just not feeling it.