This time of year in the Idaho mountains the darkness is so intense it feels like a physical presence enveloping you. It is strangely comforting. Quieting. The result is an urge to spend long evenings by the fire just being, remembering, sinking deep. “Doing” is better suited to the long summer days. For now it is rest, renew, prepare. Many animals have babies growing in them. For me, it is a creative time, reflection and deep connection with the animals eventually giving birth to writings that I can share with you.
— by Susan Eirich, PhD —