No. 395

Ancient Bristlecones 4.13


When I was a young girl, I believed that I had an infinite amount of time; that my days, months, years were abundant as I thought about the future. Another January is here and once again I am reflecting on the meaning of time. It’s becoming a year of appreciating my time left and what I plan to do with it, who I plan and want to spend time with. Time is very precious. Embrace it. 🙂

Warm-hued ribbons rise along the eastern horizon
A joyful January palette embraces our quiet solitude
Snow tips a barren ground
Chirping sparrows
Spring waits under their wings

In the early hours of youth, hours are abundant, days stretch on infinitely
Months languish on as years, years appear as eternity

In the late hours of age, hours become minutes, days flash swiftly
Months shorten into years
Eternity seems immensely close

A sound of spring rests under sparrows wings
Another spring awaits us

Until then, reflect on another year of youth gone…
Reflect in the moment of January, a joyful month of renewal, of sitting in the depths of winter’s silence

How many tough lessons have we learned since last winter’s breath sent shivers across our spines?

Shivers of awareness:

Only love and your truth will set you free

Forgiveness is constant… a daily prayer said for those who aren’t sorry, for those who never said goodbye, yet vanished while standing in front of our eyes

Letting go of what no longer serves us hurts… like utter hell. It hurts, yet the pain dulls as the minutes meld into years

Shivers of awareness:

Looking in the mirror cannot reflect the pain we have endured
It’s on the inside, covered by flesh and bones

A realization that true love may not be true… True love may mean nothing more than appreciating a newfound day of warm-hued ribbons rising on an ordinary January dawn

Rise…. rise with a newfound year
Fill your flesh and bones with hope and renewal
Listen as the sparrows allow you to hear spring coming in their voices
Sit with the silence of January
Open your eyes to tough lessons learned… Allow pearls of negative energy leave you unharmed yet stronger

Ask January to sit with you in joyful silence
Appreciate warm-hued ribbons across a winter sky
Remember the early hours of youth and abundance
Accept eloquent aging years to eternity

Love and Light, M

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