I’ve dragged myself from my sickbed just long enough to post this little post to wish you all, truly, a Happy and Bright New Year. No fireworks and music and feasting as we usually have to see in the New Year…not for me, anyway. I will be home alone with my mom, feeling a bit sorry for myself, probably not staying up to see the New Year in for the first time in memory, but still grateful for the year behind and hopeful for the year ahead…hoping I will feel well enough to wobble to the back door to let the old year out..and then wobble to the front door to let the new year in…if not at midnight, then at some wee wakeful hour…in the peaceful dark. And I shall be thinking of my family celebrating in town, and dear ones all across the world, including you, and will also be listening, in the crook of the partly-open door, to cold and the crescent-moon quietness and the possibilities…
sarah elwell December 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm
oh dear, I hope you feel better soon. perhaps this is a cleansing as you shift time … ?
Heather December 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm
Feel better soon Lesley! Happy New Year!
Virginia Mallon-Ackermann January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am
Happy New Year! And all the best for 2012. from your fan in Crab Meadow.
Barb January 1, 2012 at 1:00 am
Take care of yourself. And relish the peaceful night.
kkkkaty January 1, 2012 at 4:55 am
Lovely house in the snow..be well soon….
Lesley January 1, 2012 at 9:14 am
Hope you feel well soon.I had a quiet New Year as Liv has gone down with a horrible bug. 🙁
Many blessings for 2012. Lesley xx
Bonnie January 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm
lyrics from Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque. Google it and it will bring the sound of the angels.
calida gravisque pura velut aurum
et canunt angeli molliter
warm and heavy as pure gold
and the angels sing softly
to the new-born baby. – Edward Esch
Whitacre had the poem translated into Latin for his setting.
Laurie January 3, 2012 at 2:24 am
Beautiful quote and images. I hope you are feeling on the mend by now.
lotta January 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm
Hope you feel better soon!
We just awarded you the Leibster award:
Gigi January 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm
So sorry you’ve been poorly! Be better soon.
Thank you so much for sharing the lovely images and gentle hopeful words!
Mary Lou January 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm
I hope you feel better by now, the 6th.
Open the front door and let the blessings in!
sarah elwell January 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm
I hope you are feeling better. I’m just writing to let you know that you are the recipient of my photograph giveaway. Please do drop me a line with your postal address and I’ll have it in the mail for you just as soon as I can 🙂