Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas my friends
The other night we soaked in Ainsworth hot springs in the dark. It's a natural spring, with the water flowing out of a cave into pools - nice anytime of year, but especially lovely in winter. It was about minus 10 Celsius and snowflakes were drifting lazily down. There was a blanket of winter stillness covering all, and the 20 or so people soaking in the pools seemed to be whispering to honour that. It seemed so far away from the bustle of Christmas and the worries that are so dominent for so many just now.
If Christmas symbolizes the arrival of light into darkness, the hope for innocence and goodness to prevail... the whispering of humans as they gather to honour what's sacred - then may this Christmas please bring us a little closer to respecting all life and pulling together on our fragile planet.
Best wishes to each of you - whatever Christmas means (or doesn't mean) to you.
The quiet hot springs experience sounds WONDERFUL!
And I second your beautiful wishes for the respect of all life.
Yeah Gfid, on the east shore of Kootenay Lake is the Glass House, made entirely from embalming fluid bottles (and lived in by its owner for years when first built). http://www.kootenayrockies.com/attractions/glasshouse.html
Weird roadside attractions - could be a blog topic!
Wishing you all the best, Gary! Best of luck and much love to you and yours this coming year.
Best to you for 2009 Cheri and Nova, come visit sometime and we'll take you to a hot spring!
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