Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas quiet

Like snow flakes in a storm, words and thoughts blow about, not landing. The heart responds: maybe love loves a white-out. The world comes to an end. Wounds and arguments get muffled. The axe to the fallen apple tree ceases. Like a bird watching from a cage of branches I wait it out and let go of everything but this twig. Clusters of snow crazily float, lift, fall, jerk again and pass by, and by, and by. On a quiet perch inside a cave of spruce the spirit of winter and Christmas fills up this little space.

May this Christmas quiet grow from infancy to immensity for us all. I love you. I love you so much.


  1. Bring on the snow. I could do with some muffling! Happy Christmas to you and your family. Much love and peace.

  2. Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season, Ruth.

  3. Yes!
    May we all find our small selves in such places.
    Merry Christmas, Ruth.
    Thank you for sharing your soul with us.

  4. Merry Christmas, Ruth, to you and your family. All the love you extend is returned a thousand-fold. Thanks so much for giving so much of your heart and soul during the past year—and keep it coming in 2013!

  5. Ahh...all joy and peace of the season to you and your family, Ruth. Namaste. Merry Christmas. Thank you.

  6. Floating you a Merry Christmas, peace and joy.

  7. from infancy to immensity. ahhh, yes))))

    drove through your neck(ish) of the woods a couple days ago and was babbling to myself holy, holy, holy holy holy. what a place right now. well, perhaps just a little further north of you. i'm not quite sure of locations but your suspended description fits it well, how my spirit swelled to meet the emptiness of that white place which was not empty at all, but full. how it drew together the contradiction, the volume of snow, the light, the space. it was incredible!

    and now i sit looking out an indiana farmhouse window, only a dusting of snow, my son just risen with his head on my hip as i type. much love to you and yours this holiday ruth and always, of course)))


  8. I've seen your snow and your wonderful images of James. Merry Christmas, dear sister. You got what you wished for!

  9. A Merry Christmas to each of you, my dear friends. Keep it warm, keep it simple. Much love.

  10. Merry and blessed Christmas, dear Ruth.
    Wishing you peace and joy in the new year and always.

  11. What a magnificent image of the heart as a white out, a burst of feeling. Merry Christmas and much joy to you in the New Year!

  12. I finally got a chance to come read some of your latest post. Your post brought such a warm feeling to my heart as I sit here with snow falling outside.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ruth


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