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Posted by Penny4athought on Sun, 03 Jan 2021
1/1/2021, 12:02am...I sit on my porch watching the fireworks bursting in the night sky over the rooftops of celebratory neighbors, reflecting on those drizzling, dazzling colors of isolated celebrations and it takes me back in time.
All the New Year day celebrations I've partied through with bright eyes filled with the promise of a new year, celebrating that hope with friends and family...and yes, that look back is very clear to me…as turning our heads to the past always will be.
That rearview looking glass, compartments of time, framed albums of snapshots, has gotten longer through the years... and these chronicled highlights of events and people, who’ve left big footprints and deep impressions through cumulative years, stirs a caldron of bittersweet emotions.
If I look closely, I can see the minute changes taking place in myself through my changing age and hear the echoes of questions…What is life…What does life have in store for me…What knowledge of self will be nurtured and what will fade?
Ultimately coming to the understanding that destiny is not always in our power to control, there is a sad enlightenment in remembering those formative years and how they unfolded.
But today, on this unwritten, first day of a new year, the weather man has predicted a bright sunrise and heralds the day shall dawn warm and dry.
Ahhh, this Florida welcome to a New Year will feel like the newness of a spring day.
I smile and imagine the day springing new growth and blossoms of beauty from within us and we stand strong against the weeds of dissent that had been allowed to prosper in the last year and it helps us find the unifying words to calm the storms of hatred hat hav bewed unchecked.
Obviously, I have a very optimistic hope for better days ahead and a child like trust there will be opportunities to bring it to reality…but I have no guarantee this will come to pass. I have no guarantee the next minute of my own life will come to pass, as nothing beyond this second is promised.
The present is…the future is not.
Still, optimism sparks my dreams and I do see a new year fueled by kinder wishes fulfilled.
So in light of my very strong desire for goodness to reassert itself in this conflicted world… I wish you all A Happy “New” Year…and raise a toast to say…
May it truly be NEW and brightly lit with sparks of kindness and healing for everyone who is sharing this very small planet.
Thanks for listening,