In the last light of 2014
I’m looking at the photo of the mantelpiece in the morning light on the last day of 2014. I’m looking at my Christmas candles which were new and tall just a few days ago, now burned down to the candle holders, and at my new candle which Chantal made for me. A generous bee’s wax candle, clean burning and non-toxic, wrapped with a silver wire and protected with a beautiful, green phenacite.
Outside there’s frost and frozen puddles, pussy willows and loads of time to chat over lunch. Inside there’s clutter in the kitchen, a slow bathroom sink and the windows need cleaning. But I once read more on how I could make these onerous tasks more efficient and quick, and I came across robotic vacuums, which helped me a lot.
This is life.
Life is light and shadow, burnt ends and fresh starts. It’s protection and vulnerability but right now it’s mercifully calm. It’s mercifully calm here. Grace for the moment. For this day.
This is how life goes.
It takes grace. And it takes notes, and it takes another year and another try. Another try at happiness and not cynicism and dread. Of contentment and hope, not frustration and fear. Of positive energy sent into the world. Of organised, serene balance.
And the sun is setting.
Goodbye 2014. Thank you for all the lessons.
Hello 2015…I’m ready. 😀
I have so enjoyed your blog posts this year! Wanted to say “Thank you”…
Love the line here “inside there is clutter in the kitchen, a slow bathroom sink and the windows need cleaning” “another year another try of organized, serene balance”. Cheers, to that! It’s nice to know nobody is perfect and that the house is a mess sometimes for anybody. It’s called life and well that’s just what it is 😉
Happy new year!
Thank you so much Alexandra, and thank you for saying hello to me. 😀 Much love to you and Wes. X
Happy New Year to you and your family, Veronica.
Happy New Year and all the best to you my dear friend. 😀
Grace for the moment–I love that, Veronica, and everything else you’ve written here!
I’m so glad Dewena. Much love and happiness to you in 2015. 😀
your words are complete.
a very happy, healthy 2015 new year to you too, dear veronica.
yours is a place i love traveling to.
Big hugs Nadine. I love travelling to your place too and can’t wait to see what you’re up to. 😀
Happy New Year, Veronica! Life is light and shadow, indeed. I wish you and your family more light in 2015.
That’s fantastic Mariya. I love that idea of more light, I can’t think of anything nicer. 😀 I wish the very same for you. 😀
i am ready too .. happy new year dear friend
Biggest hugs Daryl. 😀
Happy New Year! Here is to a healthy positive, prosperous, and lucky year for all of us amiga x
Absolutely the same to you dearest. I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a good one. 😀 X
Happy New Year, Veronica — may 2015 bring your heart’s desire to you.
Happiest of Happy Debra. I’m so looking forward to checking in with you and your happenings in 2015. 😀
nice post you shnoooodle!XXXX
so happy you enjoyed the candle 🙂
I love that candle sweetie. Thank you so much for making it for me. 😀
And the photo of your mantel is beautiful! I love morning light and it hits your painting and décor just perfectly. A lovely moment.
Thank you so much sweetie. There was such beautiful sunlight there for a moment. 😀
Well stated! Beautiful and sincere!
Thank you so much Renee. 😀
Your photos are wonderful! Hello 2015…we are ready…