Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Well here I am, settled for the evening
and it's not quite seven o'clock.
The kitchen is clean
the coffee set for morning
and Callie the cat has assumed her familiar
spot by my elbow, as I type,
where she can lick my wrist, when she is so attracted,
or put a paw out onto the back of my hand...
I have my hot cocolate with me.
It is in the big mug that my oldest son bought for me
in a breakfast spot, when I was travelling with them.
It says on the mug....
"Age is Nothing but a State of Mind"
and on the other side it elaborates a little, stating that the writer
has no idea how old she/he is , - that nothing changes, - the
the past thirty years or so he/she has been masquerading as
an adult, when in reality life is nothing but a state of mind,
and in that case it is best to stay lost in your happy bewilderment.
Well, that may be so, but in a few days
I will have a birthday (mid-nineties)
and THAT being the case I must pay attention
to my state of mind and keep it happy, happy, happy..
and somewhat contented!
Not hard to do with my wool and my weaving,
a little cotton and lots of silk......and most importantly
the constant and loving attention of our children.
To add to my delight, the amaryllis is in bloom.......
There were grandchildren here Christmas Eve....
and the New Year is about to enfold us....
bringing with it the opportunity for lots of
resolutions, plans, dreams
and hopefully sun shine and blue skies!!!
They will make up for the sweet melancholy
of New Year's Eve
which was so special for us......
And the kisses at midnight so tender,
And the friends so dear.
Still so, in my memories!
ah, I am off to listen to Hauser
and his passionate and heart tugging cello.