“Even though we grow up and change,
we are who we are
because of our parents and ancestors.
In fact, what we have come to know as our individual selves
is more an experience of relativity or kinship with agency
—the ability to make choices
and be influenced or shaped by the choices of others.
The bottom line is that,
whether intentionally or unintentionally,
we pass on a patterning
to present and future generations.”
The warmth in the cold brisk air
giving us the solace of shorter days
and longer periods of darkness in which to reflect
as the season cleans us
with the spirit of release
so that we can begin again.