As 2013 takes baby steps towards the light, I want to offer you 12 raisins, one for each of the year’s new months.
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Raisin 1: Yearning. The all-encompassing tumescence of the soul.
Raisin 2: Satisfaction. Rest in the still of the afterglow.
Raisin 3: Peace. The true pause of the crocus tendrils after breaking through the cold and frozen earth.
Raisin 4: Rain. Cooling, quenching patter of drops off of eaves.
Raisin 5: Silence. The instant, infinite speck of non-being between inhale and exhale.
Raisin 6: Dance. The body penetrates the void to the beat of the drums, the relief of melody.
Raisin 7: Joy. The infant resonates with beauty.
Raisin 8: Touch. Warm, teasing, pleasing hands, skin. Lips.
Raisin 9: Sunshine. Absorb life through the pours.
Raisin 10: Direction. Let it pull us.
Raisin 11: Succor. Soothing. Solace. Sharing. Shelter.
Raisin 12: Patience. All of this will come.