Harvest + Gratitude
After returning from a weekend in a healing fortress of a home in upstate, one that we’ve escaped to before and always felt rejuvenated from, I am reminded that this time of year doesn’t have to be about endings and solitude. It can be a time to focus on your foundation to prepare for the long winter of self-care, gratitude and togetherness ahead.
“In harvest time we teach…” is a line by Blake that I read when I was in Minnesota this summer and I keep coming back to it. There is so much to be learned right now. Self-advocacy with compassion seems to be like a good lesson to focus on, also how to slow down and appreciate life’s daily gifts, even when a lot seems to be going wrong.
We listened to the story of Persephone on Saturday night before taking a walk to the Hudson to watch the moon. We all have to do work in the darkness sometimes, and that it is not a bad thing. Turning inward for the season to understand your needs and desires should be something we look forward to. I will relish in this season of quiet and rest, but also invite many friends in for warm meals and good conversation.
I am eternally grateful for those people in my life who always inspire me to rethink and reset. Also grateful for my stylish AF Nike sneakers that kept this broken foot in check all weekend.