So, in the last blog post, which was a post that was as much as reminiscing about the past couple of years as much as it was about looking forward, published January 4 of this year, I suggested that we all need things in our lives that gives us a positive feel, something that we could hold on to. And, the first image was that of a sunrise over a friend’s barn.
So, at 2 am the other evening, the light bulb went on, and I went “practice what you preach”!
It is hard to believe, isn’t it? Another year. And between weather, disease, and politics it seems like a harsh reality.
I think taking in something each day that one enjoys is helpful at this point. Rather than sink in a dark muddy hole, I think taking just one thing a day gives one a bit of perspective about our world.
I started a news letter on the day of the winter solstice- it seemed appropriate- the shortest day of the year, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. And, you know- I could not write it. The thoughts were so many, and, like the year, hard to process. Below are a few mental ramblings as I look back over this past year, and forward to 2021.
Like many of us, I have been hunkered down at home for a long time. I go from the house to work, and back, with an occasional trip to the market or the hardware store. A customer who lives where they don’t have the autumn coloring that New England has, asked me to take some pictures of the colors of fall.
We, all people, everywhere, are facing fear over everything from becoming ill, concern for loved ones, loss of income. The sense of crisis after crisis, from lack of essential items, to returning home from abroad safely, is prevalent. For some the sense of safety has been eroded.