Most of us know winter solstice to be in the deep darkness of December. While we barely notice it in North America I had the extreme delight to experience it in Sweden in 1999. Our family escaped to the hinterlands in an effort to avoid the Y2K mania here in the States. It was such a treat to spend the darkest December days in the far northern part of Sweden, very near the Arctic Circle and to experience the Aurora Borealis as well.
Unfortunately I will not be in attendance at the opening. I continue to heal from knee surgery 5 weeks ago. I continue to stretch, ice, strengthen, walk, rest, sleep and eat my way back to independence and mobility with my eyes on the prize of making art again by year’s end.
If ever there was an excuse to pull out of all the holiday stress, fuss and muss this is it. I am doing nothing this year to decorate, shop, cook, whatever. My gift to all dear this year is one of being fully present.