Happy new year

The end of the year causes each of us to stop and think about the past year. Newspapers and magazines have ten most interesting stories, ten most memorable photographs, ten this and ten that, the greatest athlete, politician, the most foolish, the greatest medical achievement the most exceptional or the worst of countless matters. Why does it always have to be in superlatives? What about the stuff that brings joy every day? A deep, satisfying breath of fresh air, the color of the sky at sunset, a feeling of warmth when I remember what someone said or did, reading a line of poetry that goes straight to my heart and brings tears to my eyes, the smell of freshly brewed coffee: these, and countless others are how life is lived in the humdrum of everyday. And looking back on the past year, I can’t help but be grateful for so many of those moments. I suppose if I wrote them all down, all of the books in the world could not hold them. (Does that sound familiar?) But if I must come up with the greatest, coolest, most stupendous, grooviest, paramount phenomenon of 2014 for me, it would be that I have life and breath and spirit with which to be aware. That I am is very good. And the fact that you are is equally good. Happy New Year!


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to Happy new year

  1. Peerooza says:

    Happy New Year Dear Friend.
    I’ve been enjoying your writing
    over the past few months.


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