I woke to the stillest of mornings, not a hint of breeze on the air, the purest silence, a day’s worth of fresh new snow on the ground. I hardly wanted to breathe for fear of disturbing such peace.
But there was a fire to refresh in the wood stove and, certainly, good coffee to be made, animals to snuggle and love and to wish a good morning.
And, of course, there is you to write to, to take photos for, to paint pictures of a life to share with you…
… because as much as some of us require and embrace solitude, the contemplative life, the still quiet of a high desert New Year’s morning, what do we have without each other? What is peace without shared laughter; beauty left all to ourselves? Thank you for being there; for listening and caring. Thank you for sharing some of your stories. And thank you for letting me share mine.
Here’s wishing us all the most beautiful, fulfilling, inspiring, nurturing, healthful, loving, peaceful, artful, meaningful, powerful, spiritual, tasty, delightful, truthful, embracing, productive, pleasurable, soulful, bountiful, examined, simple, courageous, free, supportive, creative, wise, belief-filled, blissful, intuitive, liminal, forgiving, wild, strong, hopeful, quiet, searching, growth-filled, restful, energizing, dream-filled, balanced, happy New Year ever.
Love to you all,