Hi y’all! I’m treating myself and my friends to monthly reflections, this year. These are meant to help me keep track and make sense of things. I am one of those creative types that flourish in clutter and chaos. I’m also the first to admit that my way is no way to keep any sort of order.
Well, I’m finally getting around to my last Reflections & Explorers Log for 2015. I learned a lot in 2015, and heading into 2016 with a new perspective. I’m closing the door on the most painful, challenging years of my life.
Our December Reflection is courtesy of Providence Canyon
We mucked through these shallow channels to view the marvelous colors and rock and formations of Providence Canyon. These trickling waters continue to carve this canyon, and I feel a connection between this erosion and my life over the past few years. After my husband died (I know I mention it a lot. That’s because it’s a big deal.), I underwent some erosion and a huge canyon was carved in me. I do miss what used to be there – however, what has been revealed is magnificent.
December 1-5: Lighting candles in memoriam
Burning candles from Dec 1-5 in memory of my husband as darkness closes in & i prepare for solstice. ” There is no birth, there is no death; there is no coming, there is no going; there is no same, there is no different; there is no permanent self, there is no annihilation. We only think there is.” THICH NHAT HANH, No Death, No Fear #widow #grief
December 4: Lake Lanier Magical Nights of Lights
December 9: Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights
December 13: Blanket’s Creek Mountain Bike Park
December 18: Florence Marina State Park
December 19: Doughnut King of Alabama
December 19: Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
December 20: Animal Shelter