I have been thinking about how beautiful it is when we turn our nurturing instincts inward. "It's ok sweetheart, everything is going to be ok; Let me make you something hot to drink; I will wipe your tears, shh, put your head down like this; Sleep, sweet girl". We have perfected this gentle way with loved ones, and indeed there comes a time when we can gather close to us that which brings us comfort, and take ourselves up in our own arms. Peonies, raspberry tea, and warm breezes that gently waive the curtains have reminded me of this today.
(photo inspired by Nadia of La Porte Rouge)