“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


this is usually the day i think about where i stood all year.

this year, i think i won't.
i've done so much of that already this month.
this year, i think i will just be easy with this new year coming in.
feet up, kicked back,
i will leave the door open.

the wind is up outside,
a swirling dervish of leaves circled by my door a few moments ago,
and those leaves seemed happy.
a sign.  an omen.
i will take it.



  1. Perfect.
    May 2011 bring you all you wish for.

  2. a sign, yes. take it. and you know what happens when you leave that door open...
    hope comes waltzing in...
    Happy New Year to you, I think it's going to be a good one.

  3. Praying that joy and happiness swirl into your life abundantly in 2011.

  4. my arms are open as well....i can feel it coming. the hazy wind today told me, too....actually while standing beachside the wind told me to hold on for dear life....it was that strong. but i just smiled and said thank you :)

  5. Lovely! Receive every whirling bit of radiance that comes your way this coming year.
    I am so grateful to have you in my life.

  6. this is the best way to welcome a new year .. nice and easy..you have the right idea and I think it is going to be a happy swirling 2011

  7. I should take a leaf out of your book, feeling very stressed as we head on into 2011 but I know it will pass. Happy New Year.

  8. a lovely post
    to be with what is
    wonderful 2011 to you~

  9. Happy New Year! I'm with you in letting the New Year arrive quietly and without too much fanfare or quickly made resolutions. Go with the swirling dervish flow - good idea!

  10. with feet up, remember the magic of the year.

  11. "be easy with the year coming in" - yes, that's a lovely way to look at it. keep that door open and let whatever comes your way choose to come in. i love the adventure of that :) happy happy new year to you and yours.

  12. soften....a word that has much to offer. a word that seems to allow everything and anything to emerge safely, freely. moving clouds, white sheets, feathers and skin. What wonderful words go with your choice! i wish you the very best year of softening and may your word take you to new places in your heart and your life.
    love to you dear friend

  13. Good Stuff!
    and~ thanks for the cookie :}

  14. There is an ease to your writings these days. A gentleness. I think you have chosen the most perfect word for this coming year. So in tune you are.


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