We didn’t send Christmas cards this year, but here’s what our card insert might have said…
Overall, 2013 was a terrible year, but we cleared the dark corners, accepted some things we’d rather avoid and found a new place.
We both changed jobs. I finished writing my poetry book and became a regular contributor to Peaceful Daily. We celebrated ten years of marriage. My husband had back surgery. We discarded the remnants of a former time, and came closer to embracing the now. Flowergirl learned to write her name. Sunboy learned to play chess. We floated in a sensory deprivation tank for the first time. We played in the river and gazed at the stars. We discovered our beloved Maine Coon kitty Morpheus has a cancerous growth and will soon become three-legged. We rounded the wagons and then defiantly opened our arms, in hope.
The work done in 2013 was difficult, but has brought us to a better place. The exception to this is Morpheus, whose fate is still in question (send prayers and positivity, please)…
I am choosing to see 2014 as the Waxing Crescent after the New Moon of 2013. I wish you all peace in the next phase of your journeys. As always, thank you for your kind engagement here and on twitter (note the name change).
Remember: Everything is built from remnants of what was. So, yes, you can build from it, again.