As I go about my daily business (whatever that may be) I'll suddenly realize that I'm thinking back on things that have happened this past year. My musings are not in any way negative, 2011 has been a wonderful year despite injury and disappointment.
|The Crone musing about the year past!|
For me this year saw a "trip of a lifetime" shot down in flames, however the flames will hopefully bring about change in an area of the world that needs it! My Crone thoughts and wishes go out to all of those around the world who dream and fight for freedom and dignity. The year saw me injure my hand to the point that it will never work correctly again. I can live with that....a small price to pay for otherwise good health...something that as I age is becoming more and more important to me. Maintaining my health is taking more and more of a focused effort and commitment. I look around and see so many who do not have good health and I consider the effort well worth it and count myself blessed.
This year I feel I have progressed in my study of Belly Dance. I have performed several times and truly enjoy the experience. As one who always considered herself to be at best uncoordinated, dancing was always something that "I couldn't do!". My teacher and good friend has shown me that work, joy, and learning to accept yourself and your body enables you to do amazing things. The sisterhood and friendship I have found among my fellow dancers is the best gift of all. Thank you my sisters! Dance on!
I've enjoyed communing with my "dark flock" of crows. Becoming friends with a local flock of crows has been enlightening . I knew, but now have experienced the amazing intellect of these beautiful birds. We (humans) are not the only thinking, tool making, creature on this planet.
The most important part of my life is of course my dear spouse "Himself" - and my two loyal mini-minions Rupert (my one eyed blind English Bull Terrier) and Boomer (my slightly psychotic Mini-Australian Shepherd). Without my "boys" my life would be as dark as a crow feather. My boys fill my life with joy, laughter, lightness of spirit and happiness. I love them.
I've enjoyed exploring the path of the Crone. I'm finding that my life is more rich and exciting than ever. When you open yourself to the wonders of the universe and accept the gifts that are presented to you, you realize that magic is real. "The eye sees only that which the mind is willing to comprehend" - Henri Bergson....to this quote I'd like to add, "only that which the mind is willing to comprehend and the heart accept!".
2012 is just a number of hours away. The new year stretches out before us like a blank canvas waiting for each and every one to paint their new masterpiece with love, work, creativity, joy, happiness, tears, heartbreak, and above all with magic. This little Crone is looking forward to it.
Le Petite Crone says: Happy New Year to all....may your year be blessed with magic!