As I set out to trek into 2013 I wonder, where shall I go? This is an introspective time of year, full of resolve and promises and exciting destinations whether they be internal or external. I think I shall take internal journeys this year, with destinations that make stops at mental and physical health, understanding, communication, insight, hope and love. Much love. Much, much love. I am addicted to love. Yes. I’m proud and pleased to admit that.
I do not know what is around the bend, or what adventures I’ll be included in this year, but I intend to welcome them with open eyes and an open heart. If a thorny experience wends its way into my life like a persistent weed, I’ll do my best to be mindful as I put on my protective gloves in order to better handle things. If this year I am inundated with the same beautiful yet destructive growth that spreads by sucker and root, I shall do my best to savor the beauty while taking action to dispel the spread of the negative. And if I am blessed with a multitude of dandelions, I shall wish and wish and wish, like a child.
I spied my footprint smashed into the early winter weeds frosted over and I asked myself, “Have I been here before?” “Do I know where my footprints are leading me?” “Did I visit this very place and make it my own on another day, in another year?” This year perhaps I’ll be lucky enough to find out.
Happy New Year all! May your path be lined with weeds, wild and wonderful!
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.