It's only from shadow that we can 'see the light'
only from winter's dark days welcome spring
It's where we're broken and vulnerable
that the light can shine in
teeth bared breath held bracing against fear time stops but --- aahh!
Bringing into my now the walking-in-this-forest-together feeling
Remembering in my legs the right-left rhythm, my breath slows
Fear and forest mix
Till what shines through is neither and both
Emerging: warmth, compassion for self
With gratitude to my daughter for this photo and for taking us hiking at Mount Si, Washington.