Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Heart Hurts

I've been silent for a while, & I'd be lying if I said it had everything to do with the start of a new & busy semester.  That is certainly part of my preoccupation, but there are other things that are causing me to struggle. 

I fully intended to write a post on my 2011 word of the year, 


but as I introduce you to my word of the year, I can already say that it's been more of a stretch than I had ever anticipated.  When I chose "Release" I had specific things in mind of which I knew I had to let go.  However, I've been asked to release things already that I never thought I would have to say good-bye to.  And it hurts.  I thought these were good things, & maybe in some situations they are, but at least for a time... I have to release them.

Even when it breaks my heart.

A non-related, heart~happy moment.


Letting go of certainties.....
......grieving the loss.....

Monday, January 3, 2011

~::Counting the Multitude of Gifts::~

|a peek into the manger. . . dare I behold?
|new perspectives on Christmas
|22 years of life
|42 facebook birthday wishes
|new life
|terrycloth sleepers
|baby coos
|piano & guitar improv
|cookie dough
|melty, spreadable chips

|a silent night
|chocolate drizzle
|my toast to 2011, given 3 minutes before midnight
|"happy birthday baby girl!" text buzzed in 15 seconds before the ball dropped in Times Square
|my virgin appletini with sugar crystals on the rim
|a Light burst forth in the darkness