This Time of Year
During this interim week between Christmas and New Year, I like taking time to let everything settle, to be quiet, to reflect. I like to follow the advice of a quote I used with my students in a creative writing class I taught years ago: “Stand still and look until you really see.”
I light my candles, take long walks and a few naps, and look out at the lake at the white on white. White ice, white swans, white clouds. Calming.
And I think about the New Year. 2020. What will it bring? Some people make New Year’s resolutions. Some do vision boards. Others choose just one word to use as a theme to focus on for the year. And others just let be.
At this point, my bottom line wish for 2020 is health for myself and those I love. After that, I’m open to whatever surfaces over the next few days and weeks, to whatever inspiration is waiting to be recognized and acted upon.
And so I conclude this year of postings with a haiku that just popped out… and with a wish:
let the mind quiet
and the heart reveal its truths–
open and enjoy!
May this new year be good to you and for you. Happy 2020!