Even Every Winter Day

"We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day. We must take root, send out some little fibre at least, even every winter day."

-- Henry David Thoreau

With every step outside our homes, with every breath of cold air--even in cities--we can look for ways to re-ally with the natural world.

Sighting a bird, or simply a leaf spiraling to the ground; walking through a park, woodlands, or along a beach; listening to the chatter as you fill your bird feeders.

These first steps can lead to awareness--watching how the bird behaves, picking up the leaf and looking at its veins. Noticing patterns in the ice, tracks in the snow.

With each conscious connection, with every cast shadow, we send out our fibers, even every winter day.

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