Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Last day at work today which means less time on the computer and more time frantically knitting, sewing and cooking for Christmas!

All prayers appreciated at the moment. The Sumo had a terrible experiance a couple of nights ago and is, quite frankly, broken-hearted. Very tough for her.

Looking so forward to Christmas with my beloved parents and sisters and brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews and friends. Looking forward to going to Golden Bay and relaxing and taking millions of photograpsh and HOPEFULLY writing some new poetry.

Have a marvelous Christmas and New Years and remember, the Face of the Beloved is Everywhere.

P.S. New temporary header photo - Pohutukawa in Sumner. Love Christmas in the Summer.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Weddings and New Work

I went to the most marvelous wedding ever on Friday. I have written about it here.

Shaun and Danielle, your love and happiness on that day filled me right up. I am so lucky to be a part of your story. I am so proud of your courage. I am so proud of the way that you stuck close to what you believed, that you made your own path and you weren't swayed by the opinions of others. You took your time and built a home for yourselves that will outlast all the storms.

You help me believe in love.

You made me write this very soppy post, shame on you! Your wedding did not make me feel alone or 'single', it made me believe in the power of following our own paths. You follow yours so truthfully, it helps me follow mine.

Love love love.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Joy and Despair

Joy because, against all expectations, I really AM going to make all my Christmas Presents this year AND I'm sure that everyone will really like them. Pretty sure.

Despair because it seems the Black Dog is back, just when I'm started to be 'happy and secure' in the knowledge things were actually better.

The thing with Humans is, there's room for both.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

New work

I've been working with my poetry a bit lately, on a secret squirrel plan to do with Christmas. Anyway, I found this poem that I think is one of my favorites. It's here.