My Mind Today
As open as I try to be to new things and happy accidents, I have always been and will likely remain a creature of habit, slave to symbolic gestures and rituals. As one year ends and a new one is soon to begin, in spite of many other obligations and distractions that demand my attention, today my mind can’t help but dwell on how the past twelve months brought me to where I now am, gazing out a large window as snow falls on an empty street in a small city in Vermont. This time last year, my former city of residence Somerville was buried under 18 inches of snow. As the city was digging itself out, I was writing a blog post in review of what had proven to be a year of courage and defeat, challenge and reward, and resolving that, as far as I had come in the process of digging myself out from under my own metaphoric frozen burden in 2010, in every aspect of my life, 2011 would be even better. 2011 was indeed better, a long journey on roads not always clear or smooth but somehow bringing me to exactly where I needed to be. In spite of numerous obstacles, both internal and external, I saw both my photographic and crocheted work displayed, admired and even acquired. I saw the musings I was so bold as to commit in writing to this public space not only find a loyal readership, but at times inspire great sympathy and support, connecting me with beautiful minds and spirits in faroff places. Meantime, I had the continued sustaining love of my nearest and dearest friends and family. I am happy and grateful beyond measure that my words found a home in your hearts, and that my work found its way into your homes. And here I am at year’s end in an entirely new place that was waiting to embrace me with a greater sense of inner peace and belonging than I have felt in too many years, sensing even better things to come. I have no specific plans as yet for 2012, except to say that there are already signs it will be full of opportunities for unprecedented personal and professional fulfillment, which I hope to begin sharing with you as early as next week! Until then, especially to those of you who had some hard times in 2011, I wish you and yours health and happiness in 2012. The best is yet to come.
All's Well that Ends Well