It’s late at night as I write this. It’s so light outside, everything is white. We just got about 2 inches of soft snow gently dropped on us. The land is covered with the white stuff. The clouds hang overhead. The traffic has stopped. The silence has settled in. Tomorrow will be another day – a day to start with a clean slate with a new beginning. It is a time to develop new habits and to adopt a new attitude. It’s time to cross off old projects that never seem to get done, a time to quiet the inner voice and free up the mind. It’s a time to dream new dreams or just reach for old ones forgotten or put aside.
This time of day is so very special to me. Everyone is asleep. I have no one to take care of, no one to share my space with. This is a time in which the world around me is at peace. I strive to become one with my world. Another year is starting. I wonder what will come my way and wonder what way I will take.
By Mary Guldan-Lindstrom