Good Super moon to you! Our house was illuminated all through the night. A brilliant silver light reflecting off the ice covered fields. Winter full moons are beautiful, they harbour hope and well being. You could walk in the woods and not lose your way.
Everything on PEI is covered in ice. Jamie and I scoped out a couple of perfect skating rinks naturally formed in the dips of the field. Nothing really makes me feel more Canadian than skating under a big, cold sky in barren farm fields.
Anyway! I am writing to you today with some intent. To just update and share a little bit. This past month has been one of those that slips away and you can’t really grasp what you’ve accomplished. How you felt or what you did. Maybe in a lot of ways that is a good thing? I have felt for the most part, happy and whole. Knitting, drawing, trying to keep my balance. I’ve been listening to a lot of Alan Watts and Terence McKenna on Youtube. They have really helped with my meager meditative practice. To find happiness and peace in the most simple of daily tasks. Filling the wood box, sipping tea, staring at the stars. Much of what I gain from these talks is our innate ability to be happy through simply letting go of our ego and embracing the universe. Much more easily said than done, but I feel like they are supporters and teachers in this quest!
With letting go, I can paint. I can participate without anxiety and fear. I can feel content with my main task of a day being doing laundry, keeping the fire going. With finding time to focus on breathing in and out. Repeat.
In the making world, I’ve been mainly working on knits for my family. A pair of thrummed mittens for my Mom (I’ll share a blog post about those when they are finished! They are a lot of fun to make and pretty quick 🙂 I’m actually waiting on Briggs and Little right now to receive more roving because my previous ball was thrifted and not complete!). A tiny, adorable Icelandic sweater for Ronan’s first birthday. Little foxes and trees, inspired by this small island province. In the snow, I regularly follow fox prints to and fro.
It is currently being blocked, I will share more photos with Ronan wearing it! I’m crossing my fingers it will fit and get over his head for the extremely brief time he has left to wear it!
My Elven friends, I hope you are happy!! I’m going to continue to listen to the ice of the river groan and shift while keeping an eye on the sky for the returning geese. For now, we are graced with hundreds of crows brought in on freezing arctic winds, I don’t really mind 🙂
“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”