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There are definitely seasons in our life. With strawberries in the grocery store all year round and energy efficient furnaces clicking on and off in our basements we some times become disconnected to our different needs as they are reflected in the change of seasons in nature.
Planting garlic and tulip bulbs in the late fall is always a good reminder of the way winter is a time for going deeper into the mysteries of life, into the hidden places where things quietly percolate. We draw in for the long Michigan winter and our growth is perhaps more under ground and tucked away. This time of hibernation is a crucial other side to our out ward productivity. It is like the swamp to the lake, the good night of sleep, the battery recharge mode, the long stare out the picture window that may seem to have the pace of a glacier, it can feel like nothing is happening, and yet this quiet lengthening of our roots underneath the ground is crucial to making our life tree sturdy and our fruitfulness robust in the seasons to follow.