This is just a little message from the winter woods to thank all of you who have supported my work this past year,
in many different ways possible.
And what a year it has been!
I look back with amazement, much joy and giggles,
and it makes me happy to think of all of you who have followed me and my strange creatures on our journey.
But all this life and work makes one tired and now it is time for some rest and reflection on what has passed.
Though before I do so I want to wish you and yours the very, very best for the New year to come.
May all your dreams and wishes come true!
I have written a little poem about this wonderful time of the year that I love, winter.
The time of rest when the world seems to curl up into itself and sleep.
Finally, I added some artworks I found suiting to this winter mood,
from the hands of some different artists whom I love.
You can find their names in the captions.
For now a very big virtual hug and until the next year!
The Big Sleep – by Pantovola 2018
“Nothing flows forever
Not the rivers of the earth
For everything must live and die
To once again be given birth
After all that’s plenty
And the feast is done
A blanket falls and covers thee
Now the summer’s gone
In the warm lap of the wild
Those who breath and live
Curl up in warmth of memory
That the sun did give
For now it’s time to sleep and dream
Until another day
The earth awakes and borrows you
Her gifts of joy and play
Gifts of plenty
Gifts of life
Gifts for you and me
But know that what is given now
Does not belong to thee
And one day all we have to hold
All that we did reap
Must return into her lap
And sleep The Big Deep Sleep”