Last winter was just awful. Between December 2013 and March 2014, not only was the weather so harsh as to be threatening, my health took its deep dive and a lot of things unraveled.
I have spent a lot of time getting ready for this winter and working out ways to erase the bad memories and fears.
I noticed that the time period I was worried about coincided almost exactly with the winter solstice to the vernal equinox – winter to spring. That struck me as very interesting – the kind of thing that makes you wonder if there is some pattern you ought to be seeing.
What it made me think of was sunshine – the shortest day in December, the least amount of light – and the slow lengthening of the days letting in more light, little by little.
I made a large group of clay disks, “sunshines”, I called them. I plan to set one out somewhere along my travels, one each day. Anywhere. I hope people will come along and pick them up and take them home, keep them in their pockets, put them on their desks at work. And what this will do for me is remind me that each day – we are getting through the dark winter, closer to the light!
I’m going to try to take a picture each day and I’ll post the result.
I’ll be starting on – December 21!