“Home is where the light lives.” ~ Kayce Hughlett “As I lay pondering”
I am watching snow pile up, listening to the winds gusting, feeling “tucked-in” and safe and cozy. Though “the weather outside is frightful” the snow does brighten up the view from my window. And I am so very glad to be upright and able to write and make art again after a week of feeling the weight of being one of Grey County’s statistics … we had the rather dubious honour of having the highest incidence of reported cases of influenza over the holidays. Though my case was not reported, I imagine mine was not the only unreported case.
How fitting that my word for 2015 is light … with all its myriad meanings.
I do know that I want more light, lightness and the lilt of laughter this year. Laughter as Anne Lamott explains “is carbonated holiness” which also puts it into the category of lightness for me. Light is airy and gives us just enough contrast and a range of value in our lives to make them interesting and still manageable.
I wish you all the best that 2015 can afford … knowing that there will always be enough light if we each shine in our own little corner… our place of home.
Photo Credit: Jeff Suchak of Mythic Landscape