...I would like to stop to reflect on the year this has been and to thank those who have taken even the smallest of paths to walk with me in some way in my life.....and to thank them for allowing me to share in at least the tiniest part of theirs.
year's journey, as in each year, I have tried to look at the horizon and
at what COULD be rather than to look down at my feet as I stumble
through a tangled forest of roots and of rock in the darkness at often
In so doing, I have tried to focus
and to write of each of the joys and of each of the small successes in
my life.... and to avoid the temptation to render my falterings and
failings as if they were tangible weights dragging behind and
threatening to render the journey impossible.
Far be it
from me to say that this year has seen the culmination and fulfillment
of plans I have laid forth, as I have tried to chart through the course
of my entire life. The odyssey has been a paradoxical adventure of
hidden gems and of dangerous sirens luring ships off course and to their
death. There has been much which I have written and much which I have
shared, and there is much which lays hidden from the sight of all but a
select few who know the detailed intricacies of my voyage shared.
And, as it is my nature to withdraw, as some may know and many will not...
so many of the intimate intricacies of this voyage remain and shall
remain engirded within the captive reach of my own space....for much of
what waters must be sailed....must be sailed by myself.... as they are
for each of us. The consequences of that course plotted and hence
sailed thence become truly the ownership of our own conscience.
look back across the stern of the ship at lands not to be seen ever
again as their contours and shapes meld into the color of the endless
sky and their features sink into the ever-curving horizon of an even
more endless sea. I take with me the swag of the souvenirs both
tangible and intangible which have brought me to this point and know
that each one has had it's instrumental purpose and meaning, each
person, each friend, each relationship I have had......all experiences
which, hopefully, are allowing me a more safe passage into the great
unknown as I turn back and look off the bow into a low mist which covers
the ocean.....but through which I can see just the hazy and distant
peaks of some distant land cutting above the undulating layer of that
I have no idea what course on the chart of destiny I am taking...
And realizing more that the course I chart is not exactly the one I am on...
But I'm going somewhere, of that I am certain....
And I am grateful to have friends travel along
Happy New Year.....