The end of the world as we know it.
So the end of the world is nigh, or so everyone keeps telling me. I don't take this literally, this is the end of the world as we know it as there has been so much change this year that more will manifest in the next. You have only to consider the recent awful, awful tragedy in America with all those poor children and adults killed at the hand of yet another confused man armed with guns.
There has to be change, otherwise this is just going to keep on happening. Rather ridiculous perhaps that the news reported that the number of guns purchased in America has increased significantly since the tragedy - I am guessing people are getting worried that they may have lose their rights to buy guns legally. Unbelievable really. What kind of world are we living in.
So really the end of the world happened already for those parents and family members last week. It happens every day to someone. But for us as a society, this could indeed be the year. Nature is certainly letting us know who is in control, many people have remarked to me how the weather has made them realise how insignificant they are in the grand scheme of things.
I have to say the weather really pushed the boundaries this weekend with all the wind and rain and thunder and lightening. Saturday the sea was incredible down at Vazon, E and I managed a quick dip and the currents were strong enough in the shallows, would have been a bit of a challenge for the many surfers enjoying the low pressure over the weekend.
But gosh didn't it rain. It reminds me of the monsoon rain in Nepal, where the heaven's open and within a minute or two you are soaked to the bone.
Sunday we decided to venture over to Lihou with E's friend and mum. Half way across the causeway and the wind became really gusty and the heaven's opened and the hail came and we were stuck between a rock and a hard place, go back or continue, so we trekked on the house and the prospect of warm tea and mince pies, but my gosh we got wet! On a positive note it did make the log burning stove on Lihou all the more incredible!! Plus the view of the lightening was pretty good!!
So the folks have flown to Australia now to visit my brother and his daughter, leaving E and I to cat sit down at Vazon. it feels like a bit of a break for us too with work and Yoga calming down towards the Christmas break. In fact it is all too easy to retreat down here on the west coast and never leave the house with the heating and the sound of the sea in the distance to soothe the soul and all that comes with housesitting for one's parents (the cleaner, the newspapers delivered, the freezer full of food, the satsuma tree in the greenhouse etc etc!!).
I have been studying a little recently for the Yoga therapy courses, and giving thought to how I can help those with injuries within a general class. Not ideal as often they require one-to-one attention, and even then it can be a slow process. Still, the opportunity for healing is always there and transformation on all levels too. Very exciting.
So let us hope it doesn't rain today, I have chanced the washing on the line and would like to make the most of the warmer temperatures to walk into work in a few hours.
Not long to go until Christmas, exciting week ahead!