Monday, December 31, 2007

Year's End


Lake Bras d'Or,
Cape Breton Island.
Photo by Grover Larkins.


The year ends.

We look back.

A calendar event. By such arbitrary divisions do we mark our time.

But the days lengthen, minute by minute.

In spite of cold and storm from the North gods, a more effective measure of our state.

The light returns.

The year begins.

We look forward.

Sometimes, we linger too long on past glories.

Sometimes, we dwell too long over future dreams.

Jam yesterday. Jam tomorrow.

A new year. Carpe diem.

Jam today.

Be happy.


Posts return January second.


30 comments:

kmfrontain said...

Wishing you a wonderful year to come, Bernita. :-)

Robyn said...

We got caught in the Great Ice Storm of Aught Seven, as I'm sure it will come to be known, and I'm sorry I missed your contest! I hope your holidays were wonderful, and you have my prayers for a fabulous, contract-filled year.

Lisa said...

Carpe Diem!

A very Happy New Year to you and yours, Bernita :)

Travis Erwin said...

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Chumplet said...

The fact that the days are growing longer is the only thing that gets me through winter.

Have a blissful evening. I drink a toast to you.

Rob said...

Happy New Year, Bernita. May your new calendar be as nice as your old one.

Church Lady said...

Happy New Year, Bernita!
:-)

Church Lady said...

OMG! I'm linked!
Thank you....
(I esteem everyone in your sidebar!)

bunnygirl said...

Happy 2008 to you, Bernita!

Gabriele C. said...

A joyful New Year, Bernita.

Bhaswati said...

It's all in this moment. Each moment, a new year.

Happy New Year, Bernita. Glad to be here again. :-)

the walking man said...

Yeah what the poster above me said.

peace to you Bernita

mark

Sam said...

sHappy New Year!
May it be filled with peace and prosperity! (and lots of good books!)

BernardL said...

I wish you good health in the coming year, and look forward to your posts, Bernita.

Robin S. said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Bernita.

StarvingWriteNow said...

Happy New Year, Bernita!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year, Bernita, filled with joy and happiness; the comforting warmth of love; good health and wellbeing; the delight of true friendship; and enough of whatever you want and need to fulfill your deepest dreams and desires.

May all your dreams come true in 2008!

From my heart to yours,

--Daisy

raine said...

Here's hoping your holidays were wonderful.
Your blog brings a bit more of that light with its return.
Happy New Year, Bernita.

Vesper said...

Happy New Year, Bernita!

moonrat said...

i'm jammin'. :) much happiness to you too, bernita.

Jeff said...

Happy New Year, Bernita!

Ello said...

Happy new year Bernita! One thing I know I am looking forward to is reading Malignity!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and looking forward to another year of your wonderful writing.

E

spyscribbler said...

Maybe that's my problem, LOL. I've been trying to evaluate last year and make goals for the new year, but it seems I drown in more and more work! Maybe I need to forget all that and focus on today. :-)

Happy New Year, Bernita!

Jaye Wells said...

Yay jam! It's sweet and sticky and messy, just like life. Here's hoping your 2008 is the sweetest yet.

ORION said...

Have a wonderful 2008!

Wayne said...

I take comfort in those lengthening days.

SzélsőFa said...

I'm sending you my best wishes for 2008! I've also noticed that you have linked me. I feel truly honored. Thank you.

Bernita said...

Oh my Dears...
Thank you.

Such wonderful golden wishes. They make my heart sing.
I am overwhelmed.
Wishing I could hug you all.

Thanks to the grace and favor of my TechChild, my blog roll has been partly revised( though it is certainly not completely inclusive, since she is insanely busy.)

Wavemancali said...

Happy New Year.

I think I can say with fairly good confidence I have stood on the ground framed within your photo.

While he Bras D'or lakes are huge I have walked many miles of their shore lines.

Bernita said...

Wavemancali, it's one of my regrets that I've never been as far as Cape Breton.