Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, a day of the shortest day and longest night. Then, like a miracle the sun brings back the light. This is a season of stories, rituals and celebrations, with many cultures showing a recognition of rebirth.
On my early morning beach walk I accidentally twisted my ankle, seriously enough to make me stop and slightly enough to be able to walk home on it. It will be fine, just tender but the experience reminds me to slow down. It’s hard for creative types like us to do that. Our minds run a mile a minute, it’s in our blood. I’m reminded of a line I recently read:
It is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. -Jorge Luis Borges
Tolerance and temperance come to mind, I have to be who I am with my sparks of inspiration flying, but I have to also carry them within my very human body.
Creativity and wellness message for today: Embody your own flame, but don’t let it burn you out.
I think I just wrote my New Year’s resolution . . . until then, be well.