Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy New Year
We advanced to an eatery and had a nosh. While we sat in the sun - yes we were wrapped up against the chill but the sun warmed us - a monarch landed in the bush next to us. He/she wondered below the canopy of the leaves and the then boldly emerged to stand for its photo op. What a beautiful reminder of how precious life is and how strong even a simple creature like this butterfly is. This butterfly is probably one of the early arrivals of flocks of migrating Monarchs braving through ancestoral memory the migration from southern climates to come north and start life again. Many do not make it but those that do remind us how strong we can be in life's journey to survive and thrive.
Best wishes in 2012 to you all. May your days be filled with creativity, love, hope and joy. No matter what the world (media, politicians and other unhappy souls) say or do, don't let anyone steal your joy and share it that joy. Happy New Year!