It’s the second day of December.  At 5:00 in the morning, it’s still dark and I’m out with the stars.  I reflect on the number of people I know who’ve passed away this year and looking up at the stars lighting the sky, I feel peace.  It’s a month where people move even more deeply within as we light candles and come together to celebrate another year, a year of transformation, a celebration and honoring of the cycles of birth, growth, learning, and death.  

As Annie Dillard writes:

Living, you stand under a waterfall. You leave the sleeping shore deliberately; you shed your dusty clothes, pick your barefoot way over the high, slippery rocks, hold your breath, choose your footing, and step into the waterfall.

Sunny in Sausalito and on Mt. Tam

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