"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." (Rumi)
This year seems especially poignant to me. It is balanced by life arriving (in the form of my magnificent grandson, Desmond, now 17 months and blooming!) and life departing (my beloved brother struggling with his metasticized cancer, far away from me in Florida). My own heart feels as if it is swelling with joy and breaking with pain, both at the same time. And that is life, isn't it?! Such big feelings, nothing staying the same, floods of memories, and daily appreciation of the newness and wonder of all that is around us.
This year I am grateful for so much, even the hard things.