My little Primula….a reminder of spring and of sunny weather……..
Ah, January, that coldest and snowiest of months – a time for solemnly taking down the tree, putting away the Christmas houses, stuffing the leftover rolls of wrapping paper somewhere into the back of the closet, and for sitting down and attacking the bills.
But it is also the season of Epiphany or ‘Season of Light’……..and coincidentally it is the month when the days gradually become lighter and longer. A time for learning to live in the ‘light’. It is also a great time for making a pot of homemade vegetable soup, for reading a good book or for browsing through gardening magazines and planning on planting a garden in the warm sunlit months to come.
##################### A Celtic Blessing
“May the blessing of light be on you, light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine upon you and warm your heart till it glows,
Like a great peat fire, so that the stranger may come and warm himself at it, as well as the friend.
And may the light shine out of the eyes of you, like a candle set in the windows of a house, Bidding the wanderer to come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you – the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up, And shed their sweetness on the air.
And may the blessing of the great rains be on you, that they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool, and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing of the earth be on you – the great round earth;
May you ever have a kindly greeting for people you pass as you are going along the roads.
And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly.” – author unknown.