Day 32.

Rhythms are on my mind today.

Heartbeat. Breath. Sleep. Crackling fire. Seasons. Drums. Footsteps. Planetary orbits. Rain. Woodpeckers. Digestion. Conversation. Poetry. Music. Crickets. Playing. Creating. Rest.

Rhythms surround me.
Life is made up of rhythms.

I feel myself slowing down as winter solstice approaches. I feel myself drawn into a slow primal rhythm of rest and hibernation. I feel myself drifting into a deep sleep.

In this sleep, i find renewal. In this rest, i find rejuvenation. In this hibernating, i find reconnection.

After a month of daily writings to share, i find myself retreating a bit. I will see you when i reawaken.

Love & Zzzzz,
Vanice

Day 31.

A visual adventure into a dreamy snowscape.

Would you be willing to let me know which is your favorite photo?

In warmth & love,
Vanice

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Day 29.

Mmmm Coffee!

I don’t drink much coffee but when i do, it is an adventure.

Opening a bag of fresh beans delights my nose with a well-known, deep, earthy scent. My eyes twinkle with the light shining off of the oily beans. I take a few of the little brown half spheres into my hand and giggle as i shake them like a percussive instrument. Their light airy nature intrigues me.

Placing beans into the grinder fills my ears with soft clickety-clicks. The whir of the grinder wafts a stronger, more chocolately scent toward me. I close my eyes and inhale deeply. Slowly.

Steaming water and fresh ground coffee combine into a gloriously frothy stew. A sign of quality beans roasted to perfection.

The dark, hot brew seduces my senses.

Deep, chocolate earth envelopes me.

I sink into a joyous adventure with my cup of deliciousness. A simple, everyday adventure.

While i enjoy the coffee, i think of all the people, animals, and plants that make this moment possible. I bow in humble gratitude for everyone and everything that brought this delightful adventure into my everyday life.

Much love,
Vanice