The Lull between the end of Fall and beginning of Winter

It’s that time between end of Fall & the beginning of winter, heavy rain clouds loom overhead this morning,seems like we will have another down pour like yesterday.

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The trees are almost barren, the perseverant leaf still hangs on , slowly letting go & welcoming the season of rest & reflection.

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Winter not being one of my favorite seasons, I have never looked forward to the arrival of winter all these year, however this year IS going to be different.

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Recently a friend of mine sent me an article about the Norwegian people who remain happy inspire of not seeing sunlight for many months in a year, reading that article was an eye opener for me, not to get into the “marathon gloom” of the season of mass complaining,I made a conscious effort to FEEL different this season…..

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The Bridge across Seasons MUST be crossed…..
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Though it looks bleak and gloomy,believe….
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There is Light at the end of the bridge across seasons

….so, yesterday when the rains set in & the temps dipped,….

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Leaves washed in the rain
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Leaves washed in the rain lining the sidewalk
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Rain washed leaves

………almost akin to the prodromal symptoms before a cold sore sets in, (the tingling starts much before the lesion shows up says the statistics ) I kind of guessed what was coming,before my mind sets itself into SAD ( Seasonal Affective Disorder) frequency, I was prepared for tweaking it right at the beginning,

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The Labyrinth

after the paradigm shift that happened after reading the article, my friend sent me….this time it IS going to be DIFFERENT!!

Newly armored to face the oncoming season, I marched into  the nature park, the place where I am cradled in the lap of mother earth, where I find myself & my solace…it has always been that way for me.

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……if you are one of them who used to feel the same as me about dull gloomy winter’s believe me there is help….just a little weak in our attitude towards the season would go a long way to begin with….IMG_7689

YES !!! we could live with both darkness and light ! Embrace the season, like the branches of the tree that seem to touch the sky, while staying rooted to mother earth…..Nature has so much to teach !

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Marielena says:

    Beautiful and moving post, Maya, in words and photos! I love your new approach to winter. As you know, I am also not a fan of winter. Growing up in Texas, I never became used to the cold harsh winters here or the snow and ice. Your post inspired me to start opening up more to the awe of the winter season … thank you, my friend, for this beautiful blog post.

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    1. Thank you, Marielena, for your kind words, the paradigm shift happened only after I read the article of the Norwegian lights from my friend & decided to make a conscious effort to tweak my attitude towards winter ;)….like they say, “choose a better feeling thought, each time you are at the cross roads” :D.Wishing you a beautiful Winter season too, Marielena where you are able to see beyond the “freeze” effect…I sure am trying , this time around 🙂

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