Sometimes I feel like a lone butterfly arm’s reach away from its kaleidoscope. The season seems to call for a bit of solitude which helps me to reflect on the year as it comes to an end.
This time of introspection used to come with a bit of judgement. I feared that it was wrong in some way and with that fear came loneliness. But when I allow room to just be alone in neutrality, it isn’t bad at all.
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
Before long, I’ll be surrounded by my extended family as they migrate from near and far to be together for the holidays. And with this solo time, I will be a wee bit closer to whole and better equipped to be present and joyful.
Truly, I am blessed to have my mother, new step-father, and each of my siblings all within a few hours drive from me. The majority of my in laws are a short flight away as well. And while those who have passed on ahead of us are dearly missed, I am thankful for the cherished memories that I was lucky enough to have made.