Friday, 21 November 2014

stepping spirals of light


Along the pathways of my usual walk I stopped and asked the fine fury shrubs for the gift of a little greenery
Cutting just a few twigs from each with gratitude, I remembered long ago carrying armfuls of scented fir salvaged for its noble role in the children’s spiral of light
As I lay the delicate green, circling in the late afternoon of my room, I feel the darkness gathering that deeply anticipating peace, and I feel it again, as many will in the next few weeks all around the world, anticipating the first child carrying their candle apple.
And then in silence she walks in slowly stepping full of awe, with a few excited skips in between,  towards the spiral’s inner flame and there she reaches out her apple held candle, to share the light.
Softly the darkness sings, as she carefully carries and places this gift in the greenery 

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    1. thank you so much for taking the time to see,
      with blessings to you
      Sylwyn

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    1. thank you my dear friend, for sharing with me

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  3. Thank you for thus lovely story and photos. Olwyn (4) asked for it twice. It's inspired us to make a spiral for winter solstice. I hadn't heard of this tradition before. O

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    1. This makes me every so happy, I wish you and your family a wonder filled time creating your winter spiral of light
      with warmest wishes
      Sylwyn

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  4. How delightful and filled with peace! Thank you for this gift.
    Blessings,
    Donna

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    1. My thanks and love to you and yours Donna

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  5. So incredibly heartwarming - thank you. And such a precious little face! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much for our appreciative connection across the seas,
      Blessings to you
      Sylwyn

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  6. Hello Sylwyn,
    your "Adventsgärtlein" - as it is called in Germany - ist absolutely beautyful. the female Wichtel is so lovely. I felt in love at once with her. She has such a "herziges" warmhearted und kind face.
    May I put two or three pictures of your stepping spirals of light onto my blog to introduce it to my followers as it is so magic.
    A lot of hugs and a peaceful Advent.
    Susi

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    1. Oh dear Susi,
      I put my reply in the wrong place, see below ...↓↓ much love and New Years joy to you and your family
      Sylwyn

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  7. Thank you so much Susi for your kind and warmhearted words, and yes of course please do share whatever pictures you like.
    Many hugs and blessings to you in your festivals
    Sylwyn

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  8. Oh, the love, time and patience to gift this to us. Beautiful! Thank you and bright blessings.

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    1. Oh sorry I missed your lovely words, much thanks and appreciation and New Year's blessings to you
      Sylwyn

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