Monday, January 02, 2017

New Year's Welcome

Whatever this year may bring I will remember
that it started in perfect harmony, with a bubbling
brook that sang as it rushed over rocks, 
and chickadees who chortled before 
taking seeds from my hand.

Whatever this year may bring I will remember
sunshine on fresh unmarked snow, a
crescent moon beside Venus 
in the twilight sky, and the 
exhilaration of a walk in crisp, cold air. 

Whatever this year may bring I will remember
to find joy in simple things, and take time 
to dream, and learn, and give thanks, and smile 
even when life seems overwhelming 
and the future is uncertain.


  1. Ruth--WONDERFUL. And just the tonic I need these days. I find myself weeping at stories of human kindness, and then I fall into despair at what my country has done. So, your words are a balm.

  2. What a beautiful meditation! Thank you!

  3. Yeah well, mine started with a sore throat and cold. Watcha gonna do bout dat? Huh?

    1. Someone gave it to me too a couple of days later... oh well, I still will count the perfect days :-)
      Hope you are on the mend.

  4. Ruth, you have a way with words - and they are beautiful! Photos too.
    Lots of hugs for a prosperous, happy and healthy New Year!