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Saturday, January 1, 2011

new days

a new year...
new days...
1.1.11
Those very numbers must denote a new beginning mustn't they?
I was home alone last night
not through want of celebratory invitations and phonecalls and possibility,
but through a need for quiet
and contemplation
and quietness as my babes peacefully and innocently slept around me, oh so soundly.
Contemplation of life's twists and turns and meaning.
Today is a new day...coincidentally a new year... open to me...
a crossroad
a blessing and a curse
a challenge and a reply...
a look at what was reaped and sown throughout the last...
a slow deep breath after a long swim against the tide.
I'm not usually one for new year sentimentality
and truth be told I struggle to stay awake to even see one in,
just as I did last night...
but sometimes, just sometimes
the universe throws us a new beginning we need...
a reason to be sentimental
and grateful
and strong
and vulnerable
and me.

Happy new days everyone.
May they bring all the new opportunities and peace you need also.

13 comments:

Bird Bath said...

wishing you all the best for a bright new beginning...and that new year's date does look full of possibilities doesn't it?

shine little light* said...

oh I found that so moving.
Happiest and exciting of times to you.
*s*

Inoureyes said...

The beginning of something great.
A fresh start one might say.
The possibilities could be endless
Hope your New Year is kind to you and that you find peace.
Happy new year my friend xoxo

Levin said...

and to you too.....
may life bring you blessings and happiness in 2011
l
x

Kristi said...

you have a wonderful way with words. blessings in 2011 sweet lady.

Amanda said...

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to sharing our 2011 together through our blogs. This time of year is always kind of exciting. So much promise.

.::Our Waldorf Home Mama::. said...

Beautiful post mama! I so love your blog!

~Samantha

Kelly said...

Happy new year. Wishing you a full, wonderful, well-lived year.

Sabrina said...

New years are a perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Wishing you a very happy and peaceful new year!

Madeline said...

Such a way with words. :) This is really lovely. Happy New Year! May it bring with it lots of love and beauty.

Levin said...

In response to the comment you left me, I fear the garden is slowly starting to brown.....the heat is taking it's toll. But I guess you get that with changing seasons and it helps you to appreciate the beauty of spring.
l
x

arianne said...

Beautiful blog. I love it here.

Mary Smith said...

Hello, I know this is an old post, but I wanted to let you know that the link to your new blog isn't working, at least not on my computer and I'd really love to read your new blog if you could send me the link!! Thanks so much, I hope you get this comment.