One of the blogs I follow is that of Donna Iona Drozda. http://donnaionadrozda.com/ABOUT.html She is a wonderful artist who has come through adversity and risen above it. I was quite taken by a recent post on her blog Following the Moon, http://donnaionadrozda.com/blog/. It was about November being a time of introspection. I have always liked the idea of the cycle of things but the past few years I seem to have lost the habit of reflection. The idea of things dying away in the fall, the possible new incubating in the dark of winter like a baby in the womb, then awakening and growing in the spring is wonderful. Her post has revived my commitment to introspection, to thinking what it is that I want to leave behind as 2010 comes to and end and what it is that I want to nurture and grow over the winter months ready to burst out and bloom in summer 2011. "An unexamined life is not worth living" said Socrates so I better get to it!