The Twelve Holy Nights ~ The First Gift ~ Nourishment

Deep within
this well of darkness
my soul is nourished...
This vast night
holds this gift of light,
this turn of Winter
and the promise of Spring...
I am not yet ready to dance
but trust that when the music starts
I will hear that one note
that will carry
me once again
into this gift
of life...

Six years ago when I began blogging, Lynn Jericho's Inner Christmas ~ the Twelve Holy Nights was a pivotal point in my blogging life. The theme for this Eighth Year of Inner Christmas Messages is The Twelve Gifts. This is my offering for the first gift ~ the gift of nourishment

Where do you find nourishment this time of year? What feeds your soul, your creative imagination, the yearnings of your heart?

I do not have the words to express my appreciation for the many ways I've been nourished through this past year. Thank you to all of you for the many ways you have taken care of me. A word, a gesture, a heart-felt thought has helped me navigate the hardest year of my life. I am most fortunate and very thankful.