"When winter comes to a woman's soul, she withdraws into her inner self, her deepest spaces. She refuses all connection, refutes all arguments that she should engage in the world. She may say she is resting, but she is more than resting: She is creating a new universe within herself, examining and breaking old patterns, destroying what should not be revived, feeding in secret what needs to thrive.Winter women are those who bring into the next cycle what should be saved. Not for nothing did ancient peoples honor the grandmother. In her calm deliberateness, she winters over truth, she freezes out falseheartedness.Look into her eyes, the winter woman. In their gray spaciousness you can see the future. Look out of your own winter eyes. You too can see the future."
+ Patricia Monaghan