“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.” ~Hugh MacMillan, “Rejuvenance” The Ministry of Nature, 1873
What winter means for each of us depends on our perception and our experience. Is it a time of gathering inner strength, preparing for rebirth, or is a time of loss and death? Is it time of quiet or a time of joy and warm drinks?
This Sunday, the Taos UU Circle will take time to appreciate each of our visions of winter. Bring a favorite story, an experience, a picture or a memento of your winter to share with us. What has winter meant for you? Has your attitude regarding winter changed with age and experience?