|The garden today - wild and bare|
And today's prompt:
What surprised you this year ?
It always surprises me at this time of the year, how much light there is now that the trees are bare. Even though we don't have bright sunshine at the minute, anything but, there is still a feeling of clarity. The garden reverts to a feeling of wildness and all is quiet.
Now the the days are drawing in and a grounded feeling is coming back into my psyche after all the travelling, I'm noticing a strange sense of completion ... Each trip this year brought us almost a full circle, meeting up with friends that we haven't seen in years. It felt initially like checking out, like saying goodbye - and for a while I was ready to give up on this crazy life we've led for 25 years or more now. But by the end of the year, I am so surprised at how enlivened I'm feeling by the entire experience. For sure now, it feels more like a beginning than an end. And that's the biggest surprise of all.
What surprises have you had in your life this year?
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