Winter Wind Singing to the Seeds

It is cold tonight.

The sun is finally starting to set later, giving me more energy to finish my long days before declaring it a night.

It is silent and still, this cold night, so much that it feels like the white space between notes on a page.

It is scary just floating here, waiting for the staff and chords to place the melody. I can almost hear it, the way wind chimes sing their way into my brain long before I can find where they hang.

I feel raw and exposed this winter night, waiting for Spring to come.

I want to be home, by my fire.

I don’t want the acoustic station playing as I wait, because there are no words for this feeling. Violins and guitars and cellos are a better voice. Notes play low and long, both mournful and anticipatory, as if longing for what is not yet created but soon to be, as if what cannot be seen is already known.

I think the winter wind is singing to the seeds.

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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