Late afternoon and the sun has disappeared behind the clouds that are gathering in the west. Dark will come early tonight. The weather continues to offer mostly warm, dry days and cool nights, resulting in a very mild winter.
I have spent much of the day at the computer, working on our office website. Yesterday we wrestled with our new home office, a space that has been unusually challenging to organize so that it feels good to us. Tomorrow we hope to work with the group space upstairs. We have to bring in some help in order to move furniture up and down the stairs, a somewhat onerous task we have tried to avoid but ultimately have found necessary.
There is something profoundly human about tinkering with space, be it a tent, an office, or a house. We seem innately programed to fuss with our lived surround, a trait that if we are observant, might remind us that animals are indeed kin.
A couple of days ago we had a dog guest for the day. We had already picked up her bed, and had a much loved toy on hand. As soon as she arrived, our doggie guest gathered her toy, carried it to her bed, and set about creating home. We were reminded of the nest building that accompanied our move, and continues to be a focus of much our day to day lives.
There is much to be gained for remembering that we are not alone in out hungers and needs. Comfort seeking is innate to many species and spirits. Indeed, often our troubles with Ancestors and spirits arise from them feeling dis-ease or discomfort, and the remedy is to help them feel more at ease or at home. So simple.