February 4, 2014

That Day...

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? ..." wrote Lewis Carroll once...
It was that kind of day that gives an undoubted answer to such question... Snow brings the cold, but snow loves the trees... and warms the earth. Snow melts in the sunshine, but snow loves to play with the sun - the tiny sun rays filter through tree trunks, kiss the snow and make it glitter as a sea of mini delicate crystals... 
It was that kind of day that promises the bone-chilling cold is over; that day that whispers in your head "have no fear, you are not alone, the universe supports you"... and you are ready to chase the light that gives a dark silhouette to your being. You are willing to stop in your own shadow, unite with it, and hand in hand as old friends immerse in the white wetness of the snow. When you know your shadow side, you know yourself better... 
It was that kind of day that gives you clarity... and courage to bring what was hidden in dark to light.. while the snow was kissing the tress... 

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” 
                                                                                                                                     - Carl Jung 

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  1. A beautiful post, Sylvia. Love the photos and the words.

  2. Another beautiful post Sylvia. I like the black and white photos that show the snow and shadows so beautifully. You have a lot of snow there compared to our area although we may get a snowfall tomorrow. Pamela

  3. photos that show the true beauty of Winter ♥
    lovely post Sylvia.

  4. Thank you, Sylvia, from a snow-deprived snow lover!

  5. Whenever I feel the need for peacefulness, I come here. Most often, your posts leave me speechless. I always feel like my comment can't do your words justice.....this one is exceptionally beautiful.

    Hope you are enjoying the snow and the winter. ♥

  6. Good morning my friend,

    I saw that you had a new post yesterday, in between my lunch break and my last class of the day, but was unable to comment.

    I was deeply moved by your sentiments and photos, as always! That last thought by Carl Jung is stunning, and helps make sense of why light and dark coexist. Your photography tells it all.

    May you have a beautiful day, exploring the shadows! LOVE, Anita

  7. https://twitter.com/TravelwitBender/status/431004272843821056

  8. Oops, wrong comment posted above. I meant to say that the black and white photos of the snow are stunning. I like the hand photo, too.

  9. What a wonderful celebration of snow this is! It really lifts my spirits. Snow visits so infrequently here that it still has a lot of mystery for me. But you have captured the feeling of awe that I get with freshly fallen snow.

  10. Beautiful post! Love your snow images.


  11. Enchanting photographs! Stay warm Sylvia!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  12. Sweet Sylvia,

    Every time I come here, I suddenly feel like I am on a cloud. THANK YOU! Gentleness prevails here, and your friendship is sweet. Thank you for coming to visit my post, and I wish you a most fantastic life of love. HUGS, Anita

  13. Oh my, it's a winter wonderland! I love your photography and the moods that you are able to capture.

  14. So stunning are these images of magical light and shadow of Winter....
    A profound theme, dearest Sylvia...for it is balance that we seek....
    One of my earliest childhood memories...being captivated, mesmerized, by the sparkle of the snow...thank you for taking me back to those moments of wonder, dear friend...so very beautiful....always inspirational.
    I hope you are having a most splendid week...
    Love to you,
    - Irina :)

  15. Even though we've had
    snow since November here (!)
    it is good to see it from a
    different perspective--namely,
    YOURS : ) Beautiful shots,
    all, Sylvia!

    xo Suzanne

  16. I just found out about your blog and I am deeply impressed. I love your spirit, your words, your shots! I will read this evening a little in your archive and I am looking forward for new posts from you!
    All the best for you

  17. c'est simplement magique...Wonderful blog congratulations...
    French kiss


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