Marsh frosted over,
The sky brightens
setting aglow the tips of the trees.
"may all beings find peace in the midst of suffering"
The last few weeks has been a time in which many dear friends have been seriously ill, more than I remember being ill at any one time in the past. It has made me acutely aware of suffering and the need to cultivate the peace and stability necessary to be with suffering and to offer healing energy to those who suffer. This goddess too has known suffering. She stands on the frozen marsh - frigid but beautiful - bathed in the warm glow of the morning sun. May all be safe, healthy, and live with ease -- and may we be open to both the suffering and the joy as we enter the new year.