The mornings are getting colder and snowier. The darkness lingers longer everyday. The stove is burning all the time now and I feel sleepier and slower. I look forward to the Solstice when the light is reborn and the days begin to lengthen again.
I gave the children a lesson of bread the other day. We spoke of the ingredients and how they symbolize the five elements. Then we ate the bread warm out of the oven and were thankful.
Earth: flour, salt and honey