Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Winter Blue...

I am really feeling the winter blue.

Not, the blues as such.  But more that wintery blue which some days fills up your entire head and chills you down to your toes.  It's not sadness, but rather, it's reflection.  It's a little weary at times, but nothing a good book and a toasty fire cannot remedy...

I cannot express how sorry I am for being so quiet here of late.  I'm sort of here, but not really - reading blogs like a lurker - not commenting, just absorbing...  Not giving back to my faithful friends for their efforts and heartfelt accounts of life and living.  But I shall no more be this way.

I feel this winter has thrown me into a world of unknowns, some exciting, and some a little frightening.  Or all a little of both.

One thing I can assure myself and you of, is that I am growing.  I am challenging myself to be braver and bolder than ever.  I may feel a little cocooned at present, but I am nearly ready for blooming.

Like the wintery twigs,
which seem lifeless and still,
inside are growing,
and plotting pink blossoms
for the spring.

Shell xx


  1. Hi Shell,
    It seems I was reading your post in Google Reader as you were leaving a comment...
    As I was reading I was thinking..."I can't wait for Fall and Winter..." I am not a summer person. The summer blues are with me...Summer brings sadness along with the beauty of blossoms. It always has...
    I love your words today...Reflective like a pool of water {blue}...Making me think and reflect too...
    What good reads have you had lately?

  2. I understand Shell. Sometimes we hibernate in winter as you do; a time of inwardness and sometimes reflection. We go through different seasons and need to flow with them as best we can. I sense you are doing that. Just do what you need to and the rest will follow as it should :-) Blessings. xx

  3. I love the way you express your thoughts and feelings. I'm glad to follow along with you. :)

  4. Once again, thank you ladies. It means so much to know you're on the other end, of blog land, with such kind hearts and unconditional friendship.

    Andrea, the prior two women commenters are two of my favourite reads...

    : )

  5. Dear Shell, we all feel like this sometimes. Take your time, we'll still be here. Big hugs x x

  6. I so love the way you described the feeling in your first paragraph. So perfect. And despite the large and ever growing amount of family and friends I have in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, I still can't bring myself to associate July with anything but stifling heat!!


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