Endings and Beginnings

New Year's 2013Sitting by the fire gazing out at a snow covered landscape, there’s no looking back for me. 2012 is past leaving behind it’s own special and unique memories. Fortunately, most are good and not tinged with regret or sadness. For that I am very grateful.

Ahead is the promise of a new year meaning that we begin making new memories, experiencing new adventure and friendships, making every day count. For me, T.S. Eliot puts past and future in perspective:

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.

I am so glad you were a part of last years language and look forward to our new beginnings. Here’s wishing us all a shared and wonderful 2013.

17 thoughts on “Endings and Beginnings

  1. What lovely thoughts to start the new year.

  2. happy new year 2013! may the LORD make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.

  3. I so loved reading your posts in 2012…following your great adventures…..I look forward to every word from you in 2013!…Happy New Year!!!

    1. Thank you, Shirley. Let’s journey on!

  4. Happy New Year. I love the T.S. Eliot quote. Thank you for sharing that and the beautiful, wintry photo.

    “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day” (Edith Lovejoy Pierce)

    1. Thank goodness, we do have the opportunity to write our own story on the blank pages.

  5. Happy New Year!

    And now with purpose, full and clear
    We turn to meet another year.
    -Robert Browning

    1. I read much in these words which I am so glad you shared.

  6. I tend to carry worries and baggage over from year to year, I love the T.S. Eliot quote, I am going to use it as my mantra for the year and move forward with hope, thank you!

    1. Oh no, leave the worries behind and look for the newness of each day.

  7. Happy New Year, Lulu!

    1. …and to you. Let’s look for the woman within. (:

  8. Wising you the very best in the New Year. I shall send the Flying Monkeys to sprinkle gold dust over your home to ensure that all your dreams become reality.

    1. Send that gold dust right on over if there is enough after it has been sprinkled over you.

  9. Gorgeous photo of unspoiled snow! I hope your new year remains unspoiled, as well!

  10. To live wherein making amends is not necessary frees us of regrets in later times. Still there may be regrets for paths not chosen or those chosen in poor judgement. It takes practice and I have learned I had to follow every path destined for me to be the better person I am today. I am the sum of every day of my 63 years.

    1. Aren’t we all the sum of our life’s experiences, some of which have been easier to bear than others.

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