Wow! Next Monday night is Christmas! Where has this year gone? Is it me and my imagination, or has the clock really sped up and does time really go by faster and faster??
Anyhow, this has been quite the year for me, some dips in the daily stuff, but more highs than not.
I got past the worst attack of vertigo I've had in years (talk about a dip!), I sold a few books, wrote lots of poetry, found a boyfriend.
Just thought I'd dangle that last little bit off the above sentence and see how y'all noticed.
Frankly at my age, I'm rather surprised, shucks, I'm a whole lot surprised, that we found each other. And, I hasten to add, he's older than I am, so I am not a cougar ;-) We actually met online. OK, we were introduced by mutual friends, online. He's a writer, a poet, a musician, an artist, and a retired teacher. He's also a terrific cook, and loves Mexican food as much as I do. For what more can we ask? well, maybe to live a little closer together?
Anyhow, 2017 has been a terrifically good year, as long as I don't watch the news and start obsessing over whether our beloved country will ever recover from this current debacle. Sigh.
So, you all go forth, enjoy whatever holiday you observe during the winter, have a great (and safe) New Year's celebration and we'll all meet back here at the coffee pot next year! Honest. Trust me. (Would I lie to you?)
|Taken at the Yakima River Cyn in the Fall of the Year.|
The sun burst
through slate-gray clouds
showered gold, blinding
gold, upon the trees
outside my window.
For the time between
two blinks, those trees
those very trees
wore formal leaves
of gold and danced.
--by Lenora Rain-Lee Good