December 7, 2016 -- Daily Notes, From the Editor

Walking in the winter city woods yesterday at noon with a friend. Listening. We are all so tired. I gave her permission to not be a fighting warrior right now. "It is December," I heard myself say. "Nothing is happening on the surface except death. Real life is hidden, it is beneath, it is underground. It is like soil being nourished. It is time for us to rest and listen."

She sighed. We stood there together on the trail arm in arm, watching the frozen sun shine through leafless trees and tease green moss with its hour or so of light.

She hugged me and returned the favor of listening as I verbalized a new creative idea that has arisen, revealing itself to me in the weeks since this ridiculous election. I am unsure on the surface and absolute in a deeper way. I have decided to stay down here underground with it for a while longer. Like a bear hibernating in a cave where I can hear the heartbeat of our planet, and know its song.

I think it is okay to rest, now, loves.


Laura Lowery is the founder, editor and publisher of Lucia. She does her best to lead a creative life. Whether triumphant or stumbling, Laura shares daily notes (that are often weekly) here on luciajournal, including stories, behind-the-scenes happenings, little doses of inspiration, and large quantities of curiosity and heart. She is pleased to meet you.