With Spring only three weeks away (wahoo!) it might seem a little silly to be sharing some of the things I made for Winter but, well, here they are anyway. This is a mélange of images from various times throughout the Winter season. This season I tried adding arms and hands to my peg doll gnomes, and it was a big hit with certain small persons who live in this house. The little felted mouse in a basket was made by my friend Tarah and no children are allowed to touch it (j/k…maybe).
From “Mean Free Path” by Ben Lerner:
I finished the reading and looked up
Changed in the familiar ways. Now for a quiet place
To begin the forgetting. The little delays
Between sensations, the audible absence of rain
Take the place of objects. I have some questions
But they can wait. Waiting is the answer
I was looking for.
When it is so cold outside that you literally cannot take a breath, winter is reduced to…
…waiting for spring.
As the remains of Christmas are starting to be tidied up and put away, it feels as if the time has come to hibernate. The snow is draped over our little corner of the world, and I am a mother bear settling down for a long winter’s nap. Life continues, perhaps even thrives, but it moves more slowly, more peacefully, more simply. I’m sending out my thank you cards, letting my little ones sleep late and nap when they please, and looking forward to some warm winter baking. How does winter feel to you right now?