At the moment I am feeling worn out, let me just say that right off the bat. But I am also smiling because I was given the most divine of treasures over the weekend, which was a huge block of time spent on the couch, continuing to devour Journal of a Solitude, taking notes, scribbling thoughts, and pondering the new year. Aside from this respite, small but strangely gratifying tasks have been taking place since Christmas - cleaning out the refrigerator, packing up the decorations, sending off thank you notes, clearing old photos from of my hard drive...organizing, stowing away, dusting and sweeping, all done in service to my desire for a clean slate come January 1, 2009. It is the same dream most of us are now dreaming - that magical uncertainty that a new year always offers us, inspiring us to clear away the cobwebs in order to let as much light stream in as possible.
I believe I will never walk a day on this earth without feeling like I need to continue simplifying my life, and this is what I am thinking about as the new year approaches. This little blog of mine is one tiny corner of my life, but I've decided to make some simplifications here. I have a strong sensitivity to things feeling crowded and cluttered in my environment and my blog was beginning to feel a tad overstuffed. So I cleared out almost everything and I'll see if anything begs to be brought back into the fray.
I hope everyone is able to take a moment on the grandest of all eves and envision what you want for your life in 2009. It all starts with one idea and the commitment to making it real....one thought, one wild imagining, and the world is suddenly lifted.