Winter in Oregon includes a lot of dark.
It has been somewhat dark at The Orchard for a number of seasons now:
We're not sure where we're going or what we are to be doing.
As they say: "Old orders are good orders"
and so we rest in what we heard from Creator a few years back:
"Don't try to build anything. Just love people"
Beyond that we don't know much at all.
Walking in the dark is something we are getting to know.
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
~ Wendell Berry