Monday, December 24

winter's day and wishes.

i am sitting at the kitchen table, sun shines through enough to warm me where i sit. the fire is burning, the smell of pine is all about the house. On the stove top tea kettle begins it's boil and potatoes with garlic from the garden are in the cast iron skillet a craving on this christmas eve morning.

I am filled, i think my cup runneth over with good people, dear ones,  the life changing kind, that has not happened before. I am reserved in away, a solitary creature, i have walls so high, i started building them at the age of five. Yet this morning i can not help but to reflect on the kindness and meaningful exchanges that have taken place this year. I want to name those people here, i do, i want to share with everyone my gratitude for true friendships yet i also know that i must pen my thoughts and seal them in the envelop and send them to be carried my post men so that they can be read when the time is right.  I also feel lucky for all the exchanges here on the blog, all the friendships that grew and the kind insights that have been given, thank you dear readers.

the sun is bright and it is as a winter day should be. Wishing you happiness and if you find yourself solitary yet wanting to not be, there is place for you here always.

This song i am still finding traces of myself in it as i did here.

with kindness,

nadia.

15 comments:

Becky said...

I'm in Chicago right now, where there is no snow, so I'm just loving these pictures!

emmel-prutsemieke said...

all the best for you! thanks for sharing your thoughts

Erin said...

Nadia, I should be writing and posting YOU one of those pen to paper letters to share with you how much your beautiful photos and thoughtful words have meant to me. They have really filled me up and brought a sense of peace and comfort when I've been low and really needed a reminder of the simpler, important things.
Wishing you a peaceful and joy filled Happy Holiday on the Hill!! xx

Dena Testa Bray said...

Lovely. Lovely photos. Beautiful sentiments. Happy Holidays, to you.

tj said...

...Wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas dear Nadia! Hopes for a New Year filled with love, happiness, prosperity and good health are being sent to you there on the hill!

...Blessings to you. :o)

Sweet Life Farm said...

You pour out my thoughts and feelings and write them like poetry. Perhaps one of the cherished gifts of age is in realizing we are not alone. You gift that to many by sharing with us. Merry Christmas dear Nadia. I wish to write so much to you in gratitude for the beauty, inspiration and serenity you bring me. For now I will say, the sun is bright here too, glistening on snow covered fields. It warms me to know you are not so far away and close at heart. Yes, it is as a winter day should be, especially this winter’s day. With love and blessings beyond these words.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Just enjoyed rereading your latest posts. Best wishes to you and yours for the Holiday season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Juliana said...

Thank you, dear Nadia, for your friendship. Wishing you happy holidays filled with joy.

may huang said...

Your photos are beautiful!

Dawn said...

Bless you, you deserve all the kind souls in your life! All the friendships, both old and just blossoming.
Merry Christmas to you, and K, and all of your precious sweet animals.
xoxo

Sharon de Jager said...

Dearest Nadia, may you except a 'Merry Christmas' from a blogger you have never met. May you and your loved ones be surrounded by love and a peaceful contentment that comes from knowing who you are. Your photos and blog posts always inspire me. May those walls start to crumble so that you can experience the joy of true friendship and love. From a rainy England. x

sweet harvest moon said...

Merry Christmas!

sweet harvest moon said...

Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

I wish you all the best this beautiful world has to offer. Your posts are always a bright spot in my day and your writing is a true blessing....thank YOU.

Merry Christmas and I wish you a beautiful new year....

Sarah

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Again I come to visit you and am left feeling so inspired by your words. The photos make me pine for snow and quiet. For me, my head won't stop spinning with what I need to do. Thank goodness, I can ease my thoughts and come visit la porte rouge in order to feed the soul and calm my thoughts. I am so thankful to have met you Nadia and I think I'll make it a goal to come visit next winter so that I can experience what you write about so wonderfully. Hugs