Hello and Joy Luck New Year -
I am content to wind down into winter.
We have a junco in the bush this morning, and a robin sitting very fatly, so his russet vest seems stretched over his body - turning his head pertly here and there as if looking for someone, and this is likely - they often travel in pairs or packs, I've noticed. I see a little bit of blue tint to the sky this morning. The sky colors not at all the way you mix paint. With watercolor, one drop of a sincere color like indigo will tint the whole jar of water. It is quite cold, about ten degrees.
I am at the second day of acting on my resolution. Thought I would share it - it is to have one cup of coffee when I get up, doing the miscellaneous things I like to do first thing at the computer - check e-mail, maybe answer one or two - observe wildlife activity, wind, and sky in the little landscape before me. And then meditate. And to do this as routinely as if I were in a Zen center where the bell starts ringing and it is time.
And it is time now.