One of our favourite traditions is meeting with a particular friend for a walk on the beach on Christmas Day, in the afternoon. It’s the perfect antidote to (an excessively sugary) breakfast – making room for a grand feast later.
This friend is my husband’s childhood buddy. He was best man at our wedding. He is like an uncle to our boys.
We haven’t manage to meet every single Christmas. But this year – today- we did. And it was spectacular! A beautiful, sunny and mild Christmas Day. But boy! Was it windy! The wind blew sand in our faces as we walked westward. So we took shelter in the woods – opting to follow the path around the headland. A very pretty option.
A Christmas Day with family and friends.
“A friend is someone you share the path with” – African Proverb
It’s that time of year, isn’t it? A time of reflection and of anticipation.
In taking stock of this year, I can say it hasn’t been such a bad one. In fact it’s been pretty good. For me, it has included quite a bit of taking stock. I know it’s time to let some things go. And I’m getting ready for a new challenge. A new start.
As I’m writing, I’m looking at this horizon:
Our mantle is decked out for the holidays, and it’s fine. But. That mirror. That’s gotta go. A nice big piece of art work will go up in its place.
Something big and bold. Something created by me.
That’s the pool I’m going to leap into. A great big cannonball splash! I’m going to call myself an artist and I’m going to throw myself into this art thing.
Watch this space…..
WPC- new horizons
A couple of contented pooches soaking up the late afternoon Autumn sun. They have the right idea. Not a bit concerned about anyone who may or may not wish to enter this shop, but they do invite us to sit down and just relax with them.
Burlington, VT. Oct 2016