A silent morning when everything was covered with a layer of white frost. I love the silence outside in the morning, the crispy frozen leaves under my feet and the fresh cold air I breathe in. Nature comes to rest and so should we. Nature teaches us valuable lessons. We might easily forget them but every year, with the passing seasons, we are softly reminded again to learn from nature’s rhythms. And as for me, I’m also still learning!
We often behave as if seasonal changes are irrelevant to our modern lifestyle. Nowadays we act as if it’s always summer, demanding consistently high productivity at work and at home. But winter is on it’s way and our bodies need more rest and nutritious food. Food nature naturally provides these days like healthy cabbages, pumpkins, … It’s time to hibernate and to slow down.
“November is the pearl-grey month, the changeling between warm crimson October and cold white December, the month when the leaves fall in slow drifting whirls, and the shapes of the trees are revealed, when the earth imperceptibly wakes, and stretches her bare limbs and displays her stubborn unconquerable strength before she settles uneasily into winter. November is secret and silent.” Alison Uttley