“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carroll
For those living in the Southern Hemisphere, I warmly welcome you to a special art therapy evening celebrating the Winter Solstice.
For many years, I hated winter. I spent my days wishing it away. The bitter cold, lack of light, and isolation felt like ingredients for torture. I longed for the energy, exuberance and openness of summer. However, as I get older, I see the beauty in winter. I’ve finally learned to embrace the season I resisted the most.
Winter is the season of stillness and rest. It’s a period of regeneration, reflection and introspection. Plants and animals slow down to conserve energy. This time of hibernation is vital for our tired limbs and burdened minds. It’s not a time to be wished away in hopes for summer. Winter is a time to be embraced for winter gives us permission to slow down. She gently points us in her quiet soft way towards our inner self, towards this annual time of peace and reflection, embracing the darkness and forgiving.
The winter solstice time is no longer celebrated as it once was. Life moves forward with speed, and we must all keep up with the machine that we have all co-created. But slowly people are popping up asking for a more gentle, softer world. One where we spend the time we need to pause, replenish and rest.
If you are in search of an evening that consists of quiet reflection, creativity, and connection – then join us on Sunday, 20 Jun 2021 at 7:00 PM (AEST)
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