Winter Comes!

The grey street doves huddle together on the edge of the railing of the upper floors of the building. The fierce, cold winds from the North occasionally lifts a layered feather as the doves hold steadfast against the winds velocity.

I wish I could hear their thoughts. They apparently can hear mine? It’s cold. I am cold. Maybe they’re cold too?  Then again, maybe they’re not cold at all?

It is an amazing thing to see and reflect upon. By design, as many other species the doves are adaptable to the four-seasons, most noticeably the most fierce; Winter.

The winter season locks me inside a time vortex;  “the dimensional plane (PROSEThe Shadow of Weng-ChiangTwilight of the Gods) where time and space met, intersecting at an angle determined by non-Euclidean geometry. (PROSECat’s Cradle: Witch Mark)”.

And to speak of this, is a bit of science fiction and mythology, certainly no different than how human kind perceived itself in the physical world amidst all of its wonders, superstitions, and yet undiscovered realities. This tradition continues today.

The change of season; or perhaps the awareness of the passing from one as another emerges; is the awareness of the cycle of life itself. 

As humans, we often reflect deeply, and intimately as the change of season brings us closer to acknowledging our own existence in a large multi-dimensional world.

As with other seasons of change, Winter makes us pause as  our natural  environment physically changes and imparts a change within and of ourselves. I think this is wonderful!

This year on Thursday, December 22, 2017 (Hawaii Standard Time) the season “Winter” arrives in Hawaii nei.

Many of us are already expressing feelings of being in a vortex of time and space, as we seemingly travel in accelerated time, and then abruptly coming to a screeching halt!  Did it not seem as though 2017 was just a few months old?

Unbelievably, we stand on the end of time, nearest the end of the year   Two-Thousand and Seventeen!

The time vortex of the future of people clad in Gore-tex jackets vs. our ancient roots covered by shaggy animal skins as a buffer against the sub-thermal arctic winds. The parallels of time is striking. The parallels of change and evolution is striking!

The frost coming from each breath of air that I expel today is absolutely no different than the breath of frosted air expelled over 200,000 years ago.

As humans, we often reflect deeply, and intimately as the change of season brings us closer to acknowledging our own existence in a large multi-dimensional world.

And so, what about Winter.

From the Online Etymology Dictionary

winter (n.)

Old English winter (plural wintru), “the fourth and coldest season of the year, winter,” from Proto-Germanic *wintruz “winter” (source also of Old Frisian, Dutch winter, Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, German winter, Danish and Swedish vinter, Gothic wintrus, Old Norse vetr “winter”), probably literally “the wet season,” from PIE *wend-, nasalized form of root *wed- (1) “water; wet”).
On another old guess, cognate with Gaulish vindo-, Old Irish find “white.”
As an adjective in Old English. The Anglo-Saxons counted years in “winters,” as in Old English ænetre“one-year-old;” and wintercearig, which might mean either “winter-sad” or “sad with years.”
Old Norse Vetrardag, first day of winter, was the Saturday that fell between Oct. 10 and 16.

winter (v.)

“to pass the winter (in some place),” late 14c., from winter (n.). Related: Winteredwintering.
Wisdom For the Winter Season By Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“Winter is the coldest season, but on the subtle level it’s a time of rest, peace, inner focus, stillness, and reflection. You will gain a lot by focusing your meditation on these values.
“The flow of life naturally slows down and turns inward in this season, and it strains the physiology to resist this rhythm.
“Thoreau put it beautifully: ‘Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each’.”