started yesterday and leave it to me to be a day late. oh well. my mother always said, better late than never. so here i am. searching for a word that can sum up 2010. it sounds easy enough. but it's not. i can come up with 10 or 20 words that feel right. but to package all those words together into one. not so easy.
i guess i'll pick the word
i assume any year is like a road with a journey ahead, planned for those prepared and carrying the best pack back, but this year there were bumps along the way that made me question where i stand as a mother. as a photographer. even as a wife and a friend.
did i learn. oh did i. am i still learning and looking back. like you can't imagine. but that's what we do. don't we. always trying to fix what went wrong. change what can be changed. and maybe closing our eyes on what we don't want to see again.
for next year
it would only seem appropriate to pick the word smooth. but that feels to perfect. too ice cream like. so instead i'm picking the word open. to remind myself to keep my heart open. my ideas. my mind. my eyes.
it's obvious to me
that if i'm not open
the world around me that i try desperately to absorb everyday
will never have a chance
that would just be a waste of living
reverb10 will give you a daily prompt. something that will get your mind off the presents you haven't bought and the tree you haven't decorated. and if you're like me. one who questions the busyness of december. this just might be the most perfect gift to give yourself.
~it's never too late to join~