Happy First Monday in January! There might be a wee bit of excitement in my house this morning as Steve returns to his “usual schedule” this week…whew! LOL
My day is full of so many things from laundry to Undecorating to OLW contemplation… a truly varied list. I am hoping that laundry becomes less “mundane” when paired with OLW contemplation.
This short poem that I listened to yesterday was so full! It is going to be my guide for a January of quiet contemplation. I hope you find something in these words to help your January get off to a very good start! See you all back here on Wednesday for some “first finishes” of the New Year!
Winter Is the Best Time
by David Budbill
Winter is the best time
to find out who you are.
Quiet, contemplation time,
away from the rushing world,
cold time, dark time, holed-up
pulled-in time and space
to see that inner landscape,
that place hidden and within.
David Budbill, “Winter Is the Best Time” from While We’ve Still Got Feet. © 2015 by David Budbill.
It’s laundry day here, too, and I’m wondering if sheets will dry at all if I hang them out! That’s my contemplation at the moment but I will be thinking about OLW (I’ve got nothing and don’t know if I’m meant to have a word this year) and also that lovely poem.
“Inner landscape” – wonderful image. Happy first full week of 2021 Kat. May it be a happy, peaceful, healthy and fun year for us all.
Your post title has the wrong year! Thank goodness we are NOT back in 2020 starting that year over again!?! 🙂
I liked that poem – especially “cold time, dark time, holed-up
pulled-in time and space” – I think that means I can climb back into bed!
2021 – here we go!!
Good luck with all of your things today! I’m glad that I have this one more day off and I’m also glad that Dale has gone back to work and I’m even more glad that Dale does the laundry!
I am catching up on laundry today after the wedding weekend.
Oh, does that poem ever speak to me. Enjoy a return to rhythm today! Holy, sacred, ordinary bliss.
As much as I’m sure you’ve enjoyed having Steve around, I’m sure you’re also enjoying having some time to yourself to listen to your own thoughts! Laundry day for me was Saturday (I think I did five loads over the course of the day); today is organizing day!
Sounds like you had a few things planned for today. I hope you were able to check the laundry off your list. I saw that poem also and enjoyed it. I have always loved winter for the reasons described in the poem.
Yay for quiet time! I hope the laundry kept you occupied just enough to not let your OLW contemplation overwhelm you. Release seems like a practice that will be filled with emotion!!
That poem is perfect. Thank you!