Dusk is approaching in all its hues of greys and blues, tinged in the palest of peaches and apricot blooms. In the gloom is the speckling of orange blossoms that twinkle as the signifying promise of the new.
Wisping clouds and heavy snowfall swill over mountain peaks, for a merging of line and lust as dusk grows ever darker. A quiet deriding veils in to blowing winds that howl and wail. It’s the ominous warning of what’s to come.
In the dusking light, the dark looms in anxious wait, pondering how big the risk, how big the devastation and change it will ejaculate.
And from its miraging wait, it powers in, muscling in force of fear and dread of the unseen, a don’t-mess-with-me brash. It brings the formidable, the trembling and spinning. Snow squalls and fireball blizzards, lashing in pitting and pelting on the whim of the wind. Rain and hail and snow and ice, fire and spark, together they become the one gale of gusting force.
It’s here. Inescapable. Darkness void of any light, blinded in a flogging fog and smoking smog.
And yet in the dark, is where it happens; in the dark is where the greatest of us is born. Big and small, great and tall, it can linger fearful and bashful, or screech promiscuous in cockatiel call.
Any which way it comes, it comes for one and all.
Whether bumbling through the blurring of fire-balling winds, or hopping and skipping over rocks, embers and charred out remains littering ice and sleet, it comes with a taunt in gnarling roar over mountains spiked in slivering soar.
Over ravines and avalanches of ashen valleys, it comes unceremoniously, it comes blatantly broad.
In the dash of ill health or dire of loss, as a swoop and swing of the axe, a shatter of a broken heart, life drained to an end.
The crush, the smash, the raze of the driest of tinder box, it comes in blasts of blacks and blings, in shearing calamity. It’s the change that must come for any hint of the bloom of the new.
It’s always the way, always comes with a distress and pain, loss and dire bleak, a crushing despair.
But then, when breath seems lost and all is resigned to the helpless, in it comes, the pale lime green that springs to the new, of growth and awe of wow that distinguishes from the dead and dread.
From nothing, it comes. It’s a change that’s blinding and radiating, quivering and heartbreakingly so.
It comes in the glint of an eye, a cheeky wry, the smile that always warms.
It comes in the heart warming that halts the tear drop, catches it from falling to a nothing bed.
It comes in a spirit that can never be seen, until there is dread.
It comes as change. Towering, cataclysmic change, for transformation and rebirth.
There’s a poignancy that comes with it: an acceptance to ride with the bumps and never hold stiff, to relax into the slip and flow, ease into the darkness as life’s constant correction, where nothing and everything is one and the same.
All that is, is now. All that is, is hope in the dark.
All that exists is an instinct to live in a way that is living for each.
Breathe into it, a way will always be shown, even in the midst of nothing and nowhere, desolation, destruction and despair. A diffused light will guide the way.
It’s in that last moment of the darkness that comes the dawn of the new and it’s in the new that a nourishment grows beyond that can be understood in the dark.
That’s the lesson of the dark, to do and be, to feel the dread for the birth of the new.
Slide over the jagged and pitted and accept them as part of the passage to the new, hold steady in those gailing winds for that’s where that pale lime green will sprout again once the wind has blown through, and orange blossoms can anchor and grow for a new.
Deny that and deny the chance for a bounty and beauty of expression not experienced before. Trust that to happen. Have hope in the despair of change.
Slip into the darkness, trust in the diffused light guiding the way.
It will take time to regenerate, to ease into the new. No matter how daunting the mountain to climb or trying the loss, when all has been quashed to dull and null, change will inevitably come for the chance at the new.
Find the hope and courage in the change blazing through, for change only ever happens forever.