The first snow of winter today – well sleet and hail actually. Feeling like hibernating as I usually do at this time of year – yet here we are (not me) gathering ourselves up into a shopping/drinking/partying frenzy. I hate this aspect of Christmas, the consumption of uneccessary and pointless ‘stuff’. So, I sit back and sit with what I need to survive this time, how to be with others in a way that is respectful and quiet and nurturing for all of us. (PS I just love this blue!)winter comes