There can be a bittersweet quality to this stage of winter–
when we’ve gained some insights from deep introspection
and yet, have not reached the time for actions and new awakenings.
Then, if poignancy slips over into loneliness or exhaustion,
it’s important to find teachers in Nature
who can help remind us how to stay with the process,
and create a context for perseverance and understanding
through connection with like-minded others…