Slide into Winter/Chassons la Noirceur

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A new season begins in a day. Fall began with this sunset in PEI and continued snow-free in Montreal. The grass remains green, perennials are sprouting. Frost has hardly touched the earth.

Ce qui demeure habituelle est le manque d’ensoleillement. Mais le 22 décembre approche avec la promesse de journées plus longues. Oui, nous avons réussi à passer la période sombre, sans l’éclairage de la neige! Le 25 décembre nous promet une pleine lune en présence des lumières de Noël. Quelle cadeau!

Seasons melt from one into another rather imperceptually .  Not so with sunsets. Each one heralds the onset of night and signals the end of something. Some days it is more than the earth’s rotation. Some days when the sun dips below the horizon, a life ends, a relationship implodes or a hope dissolves.

Le fait que le soleil va se pointer de nouveau demain matin peut servir à donner un certain réconfort et de l’espérance. Ce que cette journée était se transforme en nuit avec une lune presque pleine et les cieux remplis d’étoiles cachées de notre vue en ville.

As sure as daylight will return is the knowledge that tomorrow will soon be another day full of new obstacles, challenges, sadness but also joys and experiences. Starting afresh with renewed intensity and vigor will overcome the hurt of what was or could have been. What we make of this new start is in our hands, at least partially. Right?

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