When the past comes around, right at the end,
and dances us in a waltz or a complicated slow dance,
should we resist, because soon, it will be a new year?
Does the year not move along the rim of a circle
where the days and nights flip and take turns
over and over in an unending loop?
When we say “Happy New Year” we are just
pausing to look over what we have lived,
who we have loved, what we have learned.
Every minute is a new minute, every year a new year
but always moving forward, around the circular path.
Life and death, new birth, new wonder, treading on the past.
I choose the dance of thanks and light and humble steps.
Grateful for it all, I remember being this way before.
Dec. 29. 2015
Happy New Year!
*Thank you Lily for letting me use this image. For more beautiful images check out sugarmints at Deviantart.com
Always moving forward… but in a circle. Lovely and true!
Always forward until it comes back around behind you:) Happy New Year Dale! Thank you for all your year-round support of my blog.
on the never ending and infinite conveyor belt of life in the universe, we are but a speck to be melded into all other specks to form the constant changes of sameness. may the circle be unbroken…..with annual checks 🙂
Hey Tones, so neat you came to my blog:) This picture at the bottom is for you:) You were so much a part of this circular journey and look:) here you come round again:) Hugss
As always, your words are magic to me. I’ve never heard the passing of the year described this way. “Time moving on the rim of a circle.” Only one could come up with a phrase like that. Thank you Miss Karima for your words and images. They are never not embraced and appreciated.
I love this comment Hoyt..some how I missed it for 3 years!! Sorry:)