Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent: a new law. 2. a. Still fresh: a new coat of paint. b. Never used or worn before now: a new car; a new year…
Here it begins again. All the possibilities contained within the newness of a year as yet to reveal itself. Like the embryonic cotyledon of a seedling, the year begins with all vigor and strength…unsure as yet how much fruit it will bear.
Looking out the window it is hard to imagine that this land, resting snug under snow, will burst forth again with vast quantities of delicious healthy food, beautiful flowers and myriad other goodies. Case in point:
It’s hard [even for me] to believe that this rather ugly collection of ‘sticks’ will not only produce copious amounts of the most heady roses you will ever smell, but abundant hips for the birds (or those in the know) rich in Vitamin C and other goodly things for a body.
While it is new and fresh, I wish to bask in it…this year so young and tender, full of possibilities. While the naked trees sigh and the landscape slumbers, I too will rest and restore. With plenty of time for reading by the fire and contemplating things to come I will begin to envision the coming year. To begin weaving ideas and dreams, thoughts – fanciful and frugal into existence…seed catalogs, projects (Hurricane Sandy left a lot of board feet laying around our woods), as well as gatherings and goings on. May it begin in Peace and Abundance here on the homestead as well as in your corner of our beautiful world.