Hello, November. Hello, time of reflection. Hello long holiday season, and all that complicatedness.
In that vein, here’s a few lines from Lawrence Weschler’s essay Vermeer in Bosnia.
… what that story [of Jesus parting the Sea of Galilee] is trying to tell us is simply that in times of storm, we mustn’t allow the storm to enter ourselves; rather, we have to find peace inside ourselves and breathe it out.”
I would add to this — do this through cooking or writing or knitting or painting the living room wall. Hands, hearts, and minds.