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1.01.2010

The Light of a New Year

An early morning walk led me here.

Headed west, an oonch barely barely to the south,
surprising me,
I would've thought directly west, just a bit to the north.
Much to learn this new year.

These fairy lights will soon be gone,
and the sun has already replaced the gray.
So too will I let it move into my life,
into the corners and closets
and overstuffed purses that need cleaning,
need brightness,
need space.

A weekend for just that.
Then the mapmaking begins.

Happy New Year, y'all!
2010 begins with light.
of course

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful...making room and adding light *smiles*. Know what I did last night to bring in the new year? I filed and organized bills and organized my drawers...lol. Oh well, I do feel better...

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  2. Ohhhhhh do share your maps and I hope they are filled with paths of joy, health, grace and hearty belly laughs in 2010!

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  3. You will navigate by the wondrous light of your own soul in 2010.

    You are so very bright, I can see you from here.

    Happy, blessed, love-filled new year to you, Dear Debi.

    xo, Bird outside your north window

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  4. I love your word for the year! ~Navigate~ Maybe I'll adopt it too... if you don't mind. (: Happy mapping my friend!

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  5. this is such a cool shot...you made my day with this...just like the lights...porch...berries

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  6. just checked out your page in somerset life...GREAT! AND oh, those red birds with white branch!

    also looking at the e-course unraveling...looks interesting, but competitive to register?

    soooooo, happy healthy times ahead with that camera of yours and mine, too.

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  7. what a beautiful and poetic post. i identify wholeheartedly. i wish you a bright and joyful new year.

    i could use some light moving into my life. but i have to say, as difficult as 09 was, it taught me so much. it really really did. i am grateful for that.

    glad i found your blog, and am looking forward to reading it throughout the next year and many after that. happy new year!

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  8. p.s.
    it made me day to see my blog in your blog roll. i'm touched and honored. thank you!

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  9. Happy New Year Debbie!
    Let the map making begin!!

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  10. then the mapmaking begins

    I love that.

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  11. I love how you walk through your neighborhood, at all times between early morning and deep night. You always find something that stirs you.
    As we step into the new year, I wish you so much love as you navigate through your world...inner and outer.

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  12. i love how you are going into the new year with a map - and light to guide you - beautiful. I hope the journey is grand.
    Happy New Year my friend.

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  13. overstuffed purses....files unfiled....data not entered....

    seems I've some mapmaking myself to accomplish.

    let the sun shine in, alright.

    shaking things up this year...you set a fine example. xoxo

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  14. a new favorite photo for me :) i love it! and lookee there...jamie's comment...such a perfect omen for one of this year's projects. you're map is right on target.
    and i love this quote..."You are so very bright, I can see you from here." me too :)
    xx

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