AT THE
THRESHHOLD

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MEANING OF FAIRY TALES
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ALADDIN
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MAGIC OF THE NUTCRACKER
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At the Threshold
seasonal notes and poems

Winter Solstice
2006


Winter solstice will soon be upon us. For all the darkness now, light will again be returning to the land.
A tender time this. Delicate, vulnerable and intense. A time to remember the child and the child-like inside us. Remember the magic… As the old saying goes, the brightest light can be found in the darkness. So too the subtle luminosity of soul, It can sometimes find more of an invitation to show its face when held by the dark with candles aglow than in the bright light of day. This can also be a trying time. When feelings not only of love but also of loneliness or loss can be stirred…Time perhaps to be gentle with ourselves and one other at this threshold of a new season....Hence this poem....

May your holidays be blessed by the soft glow of love
Nanna Aida December 2006

Determined Gentleness

Choose kindliness
when you can
Most of us are struggling
Have places where we suffer
No matter the face we show the world

The willingness
to set boundaries with those
who wittingly or otherwise
would seek to abuse us
is an act of compassion

A kind look or word
is an act of grace


©Nanna Aida Svendsen
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