As we make our way from late March into April, beginning the long and slow transition from Winter to Spring, I am reminded of a passage from one of my favorite books, Wintering The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Kathrine May. I have always had a hard time with Winter, that is until I read this book. This book made me change the way that I look at and use these dark and cold months. I see it now as a time to retreat, to learn, and to grow. I have reached the point that when Spring finally does arrive, I find I am almost weary of losing the guarded and private retreat that I have created. But! With Spring emerges growth, and that growth has been taking place all Winter, and there is possibility with in all of that.