31 December 2014

A New Language for the New Year

“For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.” ~ T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
This year has been the language of loss.  I lost everything this year.  I lost my faith, my hope, my dreams, my love, and to top it all off, I even lost my job last month.  With everything that I lost this year, I had to learn acceptance.  I had to learn to accept that there are things that happen that are beyond our control. Acceptance can be a bitter pill to swallow.  But swallow you must, no matter how vile or nauseating or painful.

And after you swallow, you have to digest.  You have to let it sit inside of you, marinate your insides with its acid, and once processed, only then can you purge.  And after you purge, you can move on.

This year's lessons were difficult for me.  I hope next year can teach me different lessons -- ones that will go down much more easily.


  1. For the mystery of life is not away a bed of roses, but sometimes those painful thorns get in the way …………..so may I send in spirit …….
    A warm embrace, a hand up,
    To discover everyday a small joy
    To blossom and lessen the sorrows
    To give way for a brighter New Year
    In little steps that can only get bigger
    Best wishes for 2015

  2. Oh no, 2014 was indeed a horrible year for you. I wish you all the best for 2015 and yes, I hope this year's lessons are far more positive!

  3. You've gained [the unfortunate way] more wisdom and, as time passes, more strength to deal with the new year.
    All the best with it.

  4. I wish you the best for 2015!

  5. Dear 2014, the way you've treated Nova is total http://i.imgur.com/EXOAG.gif


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