Thursday, December 31, 2009

Savoring The New Year

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.


p.s. I may be absent for a handful of days, we're heading to the beach with Miss T.


kate said...

Oh, mama, well put! I love reading about your family's adventures dockside and beyond. Happy new year!

Cam said...


I sit here and nod my head, I hear you, sister!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

happy new year! your seaglass garland hangs above our dining table and we think of you often! you are an inspiration! -Mary

Anaïs said...

Bonne année 2010 à vous aussi... sur les mers ou sur terre!!

Anonymous said...

happy happy New Years Cindy- here is to wonderful 2010-

cupcakesandcoffee schwartz said...

love it... "puppy pile"! Happy New Year!!

Annie Bananie said...

I just read a little of your blog. I love hearing of people stepping out the box and living their dreams!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

One of the best new year's posts ever...puppy pile, fart jokes, dancing is all so good. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2010. May it be a year of magic, joy, peace, good books, and lots of laughter!

gardenmama said...

love love your post!! Cheers to a new year : )

boatbaby said...

kate - thank you! I love reading about YOUR family! :) Share the love!

Cam- in the words of Tom Wolfe, Synchronicity spoken here.

Mary - Happy New Year to you too. I am so glad the garland has a good home. Your poem warms me on these cold, dark days!

Anais - Bonne annee a vous aussi et merci!

Thanks you Chris!

Cat - it's a phrase i stole from sherpas writing about how they stay warm while climbing everest. we would not get by the winters without body heat!

Welcome Annie and thank you for your kind words!

DimSum - thank you! I guess you've heard a few fart jokes then, eh? ;)

Cheers Gardenmama!

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