From NPR’s ‘Writer’s Almanac’
New Year Resolve – by May Sarton
The time has come
To stop allowing the clutter
To clutter my mind
Like dirty snow,
Shove it off and find
Clear time, clear water.
Time for a change,
Let silence in like a cat
Who has sat at my door
Neither wild nor strange
Hoping for food from my store
And shivering on the mat.
Let silence in.
She will rarely speak or mew,
She will sleep on my bed
And all I have ever been
Either false or true
Will live again in my head.
For it is now or not
As old age silts the stream,
To shove away the clutter,
To untie every knot,
To take the time to dream,
To come back to still water.
There will be time enough to look forward; there is no need to look back – we’re not heading in that direction. For now, here’s to this moment when we can just enjoy the whisper of possibility without feeling obligated to act; relax the ‘shoulds’, ‘musts’ and ‘have-tos’ for one day. Accept these wishes for a year of joy and good health, laughter and music, prosperity in all ways and love as always…love. Happy New Year everyone..
43 thoughts on “A Final Thought For 2012”
And to you my friend- so much love. Happy New Year!
Love you Jo – see you later this week..xoxo
Literally doing the happy dance in the warm sunshine. Yes, the sun is shining and the temp is 72. Cannot wait!,
Me too!! ❤
Happy new year my friend.
Happy New Year Bill – wishing you and your family a wondrous year..
Have a great 2013.
You too Alex!
ALL the blessings of the New Year to you as well, dear friend, ALL the blessings….to the moon…xoxo, l
You are one of them sweetie…and for that I am already far ahead of the game for 2013…to the moon..xox, m
Happy New Year Mimi!
Wishing you the happiest ever Maureen!
Happy New Year to you to Mimi – come on over to my blog for my virtual party
I’ll be right there!!
Robin has dibs on the lampshade, but you wear your 2013 crown
Just stopped over…damn, left my tiara at home..
come back! we are running out of drinks–everyone loved yours
Happpy New Year and countless blessings in the New Year, Mimi! Looking forward to more of you in 2013! xo Fran
As I look forward to more conversations between us!! I wish you the most wondrous of New Year’s with abundant joy and good fortune and much love..xox
Happy New Year to you, too, Mimi.
🙂 Thank you Susan!
Beautiful, as always. Sorry I missed you last week. I came down with a terrible cold and then it snowed… Anyway, hopefully next time. Happy new year, my friend.
Happy New Year Jenni!! I missed you, but figured you got caught up with family – not a family of virus bugs!! I’m so sorry..and yes, hopefully next time. I hope despite the cold, you had a great visit with your family!! hugs, m
Thanks…it was actually good to get sick early this year instead of on my real vacation, which is what usually happens. But we will meet…hopefully in 2013…I don’t get home as much as I would like, but I’ll let you know when I do! Happy new year!
🙂 I look forward to it!
Happy New Year Mimi! I am so very glad to have met you over the past year or so. Your blog brightens my day and brings a smile to my face. What a beautiful person you are. I hope 2013 has many joys and adventures for you.
Happy New Year!! I hope the year brings you and your family good health and continued adventures found in each day, abundant laughter and love. I hope you continue to share your wonderful stories with all of us who so delight in your huge heart and tender touch..
Here here a great post from a great woman……..hope 2013 is a great year for you and yours
And for you Joanne….wishing you a fantastic 2013!! Thank you so much.
Happy New Year dear Mimi – for you and yours. May it be filled with blessings and love and peace and health. With love and thanks from over the ocean 🙂 xxx
Simon!! The year would not begin had I not heard from you (I was literally typing you an email and just stood up briefly to get some more coffee – are we in sync or what?)…I wish you the most glorious year – I pray that it is replete with only good health and strength, opportunities for joy and delight and laughter, and the return of your voice in timbre and volume – in every sense of the word. The love and gratitude are mine dear friend. xox
Beautiful Poem Mimi. Happy New Year.
Right back at you David..happiness this year – for you and your family, in all things.
Simply elegant, and perfect. I needed to read it three times, of course, for my mind to quiet and make room for the silence, and so glad I did. Happy New Year my friend! xoxo
Mimi I just love this! Thanks for sharing! xo Happy New Year!
🙂 Yay!! Happy New Year!!! xo
2012…where is the time going?