Winter Sun

December 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm 2 comments

Christmas has come and gone. In this country, Christmas Eve is the time to celebrate. Christmas Eve I worked (24-hour shift) and got home mid-morning on the 25th. So, our celebration was postponed — but fit right in, since my children are also US citizens. The four of us had a nice lunch together, opened the few small presents under my little tree, and then my husband and I drank coffee together. He was surprised to get a present, and quite happy. Afterwards, he and my son left. I straightened up, and in the evening went to the movies.

Yesterday as I sat on the balcony (it’s not THAT cold!), I was awestruck by the hush in the city. Everything was so quiet! There is a magic in the air, regardless of one’s level of enthusiasm — or lack of it. (I tend more towards the Grinch side, simply because I don’t like the whole commercialized aspect of Christmas.)

But what this really is about, is the winter sun. That is a phrase I have heard before, but I never knew what they were talking about. The sun is the sun — whether in winter or summer. However, this year, my perception is enhanced. I have been amazed (and blinded) by the intense sun during the past few weeks. The golden ball shining behind a thin veil of clouds is breathtaking! Several times I wished I’d had my camera with me. Maybe I’ll manage to get a picture at some point. The winter is not yet over!

This new sense of perception is a sign of coming back to life. I am happy like never before. My senses are open, awake, curious — after lying dormant for years. From one year to the next I’d closed down, merely functioning.

This past year brought a lot of change in my life. I took action, proved my courage, used the opportunity of one crisis after another to grow, and I finally began to live the life I’d always wanted to lead. The life I had started to lead back in 1985, but then interrupted when I moved to Europe. I’m back on track and I love it!

The sun is shining today. Tuesday’s snow-covered landscape has been replaced by shades of brown and green. After the bout of cold and snow, it thawed and rained. Still there is a hush of magic in the air.

I wish you all the best, that you enjoy the last few days of this year. I wish everyone a good start in the New Year. May your wishes come true. May your dreams take shape. May you step up and face the challenges and crises life dishes out, giving you the opportunity to grow and fulfill your destiny!

Thank you all for your comments, emails and wonderful feedback during the past year. I look forward to what 2010 will bring!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. carolynlboyd  |  January 6, 2010 at 1:51 am

    What a wonderful post! I was looking out the window of my office at the winter sun, also — a bright white kind of light that reveals and demands clarity. May you also have terrific 2010!

  • 2. diaryofarecoveredbulimic  |  January 6, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Thank you! Good to hear from you — you’ve been in my thoughts! Wish you all the best!


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