I was going to sit at the keyboard and write of something everyday... like our new settee cushions... when the calendar hanging on the wall screamed at me -- it's New Year's Eve! Holy cow, where did the time go?
Maybe it's from having an only child, or perhaps from being smack in the middle of that cosmic tide dance, or maybe it's just my sentimental nature, but I always have a keen sense of passing time. I feel it, I watch it, I taste it, I float above and observe it in slow motion. I am always aware of it.
That's why I want to stay home and learn from my boy while he learns from me. That's why I choose to live this life where the heater has to be turned off to use the toaster. That's why our family slumbers together in a puppy pile of breathy oneness. That's why we spend each hour of each day without a TV in our home. It's because I want to savor every moment, inhale the now, embrace the here. I am so grateful for each minute in this big, amazing, diverse, ever changing world that the idea of a whole new year fills me with excitement.
Here's to new horizons, uncharted waters, unexplored islands, curious minds, open hearts, endless sunshine, cozy candlelight, dancing feet, starry nights, joyful squeals, little hands, big smiles, backwards handwriting, fart jokes, mismatching shoes, big dreams, little pleasures, luminescent wakes, dark chocolate, friends old and new, funky socks, following seas, secluded anchorages, wind in our sails, love in our hearts, and this great big beautiful planet we get another year to explore.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!
p.s. I may be absent for a handful of days, we're heading to the beach with Miss T.