|This is close as I can get to winter images in SoCal;|
I took it in January of this year, I think.
Then the Abbey of the Arts email arrived and I watched this meditation. (link goes to Abbey of the Arts site and has suggested preparation for watching it and for afterward. I recommend following the instructions, cleansing breaths are wonderful things in themselves.)
The words that came to me through this video were stillness and silence.
And I thought how unlike that it is for me in December with Southern California cold clear days, Christmas music, and TV.
For me, still would be under a blanket with a cup of something and a book while it rained outside, like a cocoon.
I came back to that word: cocoon.
Like God is a cocoon inside of us, waiting for us to be ready so that God can burst out of the cocoon inside of us and utterly transform us.