winter solstice – yin and yang…:-)

acceptons les aspects positifs et enrichissants de cette saison: obscurité et lumière – espoir et renaissance… observons-la attentivement et honorons sa beauté (souvent!) indésirable, essayons d’apercevoir les couleurs manquantes avec nos cœurs et imitons son courage… soyons reconnaissants pour sa sagesse qui nous apprend sur la nécessité de cette période comme une partie essentielle du renouvellement… imaginons que le soleil et sa chaleur sont toujours là, malgré l’omniprésent ciel gris… profitons de la quiétude et de la rêverie, gardons-les dans l’âme et regardons la fleur-étoile, symbole de pureté chez les Aztèques… LA fleur du dernier mois de l’année qui nous apporte bonne humeur et joie: ses pétales fragiles – cape rouge-vif et flamme permanente résistent au doux hiver… je sens que ce nouveau solstice annonce un printemps d’AMOUR… 🙂
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welcome, wintertime – my birth season! 🙂

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let’s embrace the positive, enriching aspects of winter: darkness and light – hope and rebirth… let’s notice and honor its beauty in this (often!) unwanted season… let’s try to see the missing colors with our hearts and let’s imitate the courage that winter proclaims… let’s be grateful for its wisdom in teaching us about the need for withdrawal as an essential part of renewal… let’s imagine sun and its warmth are still here, in spite of the endless gray skies… let’s enjoy these moments of quietness and dreaming, let’s keep them in our mind and let’s watch the flower-star, symbol of purity for the Aztecs… THE flower of the last month of the year that brings us joy and cheerfulness: its delicate petals – bright red cape and permanent flame bravely face the mild winter… I do feel this new solstice anticipates a springtime of LOVE… 🙂

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Posted on 21 December 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. Beautiful words Melanie, very thought provoking, yet giving hope and the anticipation of a better future, filled with love and happiness. Merry Christmas! Emu

  2. Beautiful photos of inspiration. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Melanie. 🙂 ❤

  3. Magnifiques en effet ces poinsettias de quoi redonner de la couleur à notre ciel gris tu as raison. Je ne manque jamais mon rendez-vous chaque année avec sa cape rouge, comme un clin d’œil à celle du père Noël.

  4. Your words, Melanie, were wonderfully uplifting. Darkness is as much part of the human conditioning as is the light and we must learn to embrace both. Your post showed the beauty and usefulness of darkness – quietness and dreaming as you so eloquently said. 🙂

  5. and mine too! Beautiful post and photos Melanie! I did a post on the poinsettia and the aztecs too. Great minds and all that! lol! All the best of the season!!!

  6. Con le splendide immagini e le le tue parole sulla nuova stagione che comincia il suo cammino, ti auguro un felice e sereno Natale.

    • mille grazie, GP, ma per me il Natale è solo un altro giorno di dicembre: sono agnostico ei miei genitori sono nati in 25/12, RIP. Buone Feste di Capodanno in buona salute con i tuoi cari…

  7. Beautiful, and Mexico has the legend!

  8. Lovely post, Mélanie. Your idea of embracing the missing colors with our hearts inspires me. And the days are getting longer! 🙂

  9. lovely words and pictures.

  10. If in your side is winter, here in the Southern hemisphere there is a summer for you 😉 hmm, that made me think of Vivaldi’s four seasons. Saludotes noble dama de la villa rosa.

  11. Si belles, elles sont, toutes nos saisons… oui, sachons les apprécier à leur juste mesure! Bon hiver Mélanie!

  12. Such beautiful poinsettias to enjoy! Lovely photos and post, Melanie. 🙂 All the best for your holiday season… 🙂 Iris

  13. Happy Holidays my friend 🙂

  14. On oublie si souvent les saisons et la transition entre elles lorsque l’on vit en ville. Et puis les changements climatiques rendent ces passages parfois invisibles. Mais comme toi, je respecte les solstices comme des pauses essentielles dans nos vies, des moments magiques de communion avec la nature. Les fleurs sont magnifiques. Bonne saison d’anniversaire, Mélanie.

  15. Iarna e un anotimp de poveste… atunci când ne putem strânge sufletul în brațe și-l putem arunca în zăpadă ca pe un bebeștin. Rândurile scrise mi-au dus gândurile într-o lume frumoasă și vă mulțumesc!

    • cu bucurie si cu placere, Roxy… ce-i “un bebeștin”, te rog? e prima-data ca vad(citesc) acest cuvânt… 🙂

      • Pentru mine bebeștin e copil… Acum am căutat în dicționar și nu apare. Interesant, căci îl știu de multă vreme și-l folosesc anume pentru copiii zemoși și frumoși (care nu-s așa?). O să cercetez la bunica să văd dacă știe ea de unde vine. Am unele cuvinte moldovenești pe care le folosesc și nu le-am găsit pe undeva. De exemplu picincă e înlocuitorul expresiei – parcă spuneai că dregi tu! O seară edenică!

  16. Those are so beautiful in the garden setting.

  17. I especially feel all the wonderful snuggles given and received that warm me up on the cool evenings. 😀

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