After a year of radio silence, I feel it is time to start posting some of life’s little wonders on this blog once again. For the year 2020 I have decided to document life with a different theme colour in mind each month. This month’s theme: black and white.
The start of a new year. The first careful lines on that intimidating blank paper. The writing of lists, the determination to stick to carefully crafted resolutions & the knowledge that you probably never will. Leaving the old behind, while bravely trying to take in all that is to come. Savouring the briefness of winter days, watching birds travel further south while wondering down familiar paths leading you home before darkness falls.
January 2020, with its world on fire in a place far from mine. January, with its loss of an old British friend & its panic over a new, aggressive nemesis. January, with its winter that felt like autumn, its pulling winds & its impatient spring crocuses.
Thank you, January, for your insight & your newness. Thank you for allowing me to take a moment to reflect & reconsider, before stepping into the rest of year…
It’s been a year since I last posted anything on this blog, while I once tended to it so carefully. And I am posting all the photos that I failed to share with anyone this past year, I realize that I have missed the feeling of carving out some time to reflect on all life’s passing moments. But at the same time, words won’t come easily as I browse through the images of days gone by, while trying to match words to all the feelings I attempted to capture.
2019 has been a complicated year, for the world, for me & for those I hold dear. It has been filled with both moments of delight & moments of great loss. It’s been a big and beautiful year. It took me to the most astonishing places, it gave me days of quiet happiness & days of grand adventure. It has been a challenging & unpredictable year, a year with ups and down, a year of giving and taking. But more than anything, it has been the year during which I lost a dear friend. A friend who might have been so very small to the world, but who meant so very much to me.
Looking at all the images below, I feel happy & grateful for all that came to pass. All the life I got to live & witness. Grateful for the friend I had all those years & the new friends I made this year. Grateful for a world so colorful & bright. But I can’t help but hope that 2020 will be a little kinder to the soul somehow. A little gentler, maybe…
Dear all, please take care for now, have a great year & keep an eye out for next month post…
I have nature and art and poetry,
and if that is not enough,
what is enough?”
Vincent Van Gogh