And then the day came
When the risk
To remain tight
In a bud
Was more painful
Than the risk
(An excerpt from a poem by Anais Nin)
Soon this year will leave behind scattered crumbs of things undone, forgotten, and disregarded.
And… January embraces new hope.
It is my wish that we take what went wrong in 2022 and remix it with what can be accomplished in 2023.
Often fearing risks and the unknown hinders progression. I hope this trepidation pushes all of us in the NEW YEAR to embrace the enormous challenges ahead—not just for 2023—but for the unforeseen future.
If we thrust our courage into action, maybe the solutions we strive for can (and will be) attainable.
As my grandmother often said, “All we need is a mustard seed of faith.”
What an encouraging New Years Message.
Thank you my dear friend. I’m glad you understand what I meant to say.
Anais Nin was just such a gallant soul as a woman who broke through many cultural, spiritual, and artistic barriers. I hope she becomes a dominant figure once again as an example and light in these modern times. Thanks again as always for your thoughtfulness.
Yes, Michael I agree with you about Anais Nin. I have a collection of her work. Reading this poem has always touched me. I thought its words were an appropriate tribute to the end of 2022. Your insight is always a wonderful gift.
Thanks, Cheryl, for reminding me of my passion for Anais Nin’s works. I, too, have a collection of them that I covet. Your words of encouragement are well taken during a time of turmoil for us and for the world. God Bless you and your writing life.
Donna, thank you embracing my words. I feel they are the true way to be who I am—free to visualize what can be imagined.