I’ve been lax with this site. Writing in my head, but not on my screen.
I want to say that I can’t believe this year has flown by, but I do believe it. It has.
I want to say that this coming year will be different, that I will not only finish the projects I start (and have started), but that I will begin projects that have existed, again, only in my head.
I want to say that time will tell if that comes true, but I can’t, for time does not control what I do or don’t do. Only I control that.
This has been a good year, all things considered. I did a bit of traveling and spent a week in Mexico City. Months later, I am still under the spell of having visited Frida Kahlo’s home. I find her inspirational, not only for what she suffered emotionally, but also physically. She rose above and turned her pain into art.
My family knows of my Frida addiction and I live surrounded by Frida gifts given to me over the years, from an apron with her image on it to a Barbie doll version of her. But the best part about finally getting to walk through what had been Frida’s home was being escorted by my younger daughter, the world-traveling writer who is living the life I could only dream of.
One thing that I’d never dreamed of doing was going on a cruise, but my younger son finally managed to convince me after several years of trying. We did the Caribbean route and it was amazing, the ship itself. A floating resort. What sticks with me about the ports of call is the color of the sea, an aqua blue that glitters like jewelry in the brilliant sunshine.
And the sunsets at sea. I have no words. But I do have a photo.
An image of hope. It can only get better tomorrow.
Another thing I want to say is that I wish everyone a Happy New Year. May all you wish for, and all you dream of, come your way.