Friday, December 31, 2010

a rainy winter day


i'm a passenger
on the rolling wheels of this day

the last one of this year


and i'm entirely content
to see the world
through these rainy windows


tonight the old calendar will be taken down
and a new one put in its place


i'm good with
the extraordinary gifts and blessings
as well as the challenges
that have come to my place in this world

i'm good with it all


thankyou

27 comments:

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

A joyous new year to you and your family, Steven.

Elisabeth said...

Sounds as though you are content to move forward in whatever way it comes, Steven, weatherwise that is. even through the rain splattered windows.

Happy New year. Here in Australia we're almost there.

aguja said...

I have just discovered your blog through Dulce ... and oh, it is so beautiful.

I shall be back in 2011 to indulge in your words and pictures1

steven said...

lorenzo thankyou very much and a rich, joy-filled year for you also! steven

steven said...

elisabeth - i welcome life as it comes! in whatever form it takes. a rainy day has its own beauty. have a lovely new year! ours begins in fourteen hours. steven

steven said...

hello aguja thankyou for your generous comment and welcome!!! i love it when someone knocks on the door! come on in. happy new year by the way wherever you live. steven

hope said...

And as I flip the page of my calendar, I shall wave at you...according to my weather man, through a window splattered with rain.

Happiness to you and yours always.

steven said...

hope thankyou very much. i'll be waving and smiling at that point in the evening. it's supposed to be raining here also. i always open the front door at midnight to let the old year go back in time and the new one to get a head start . . . i don't mind rain at all - in fact in the winter it's a treat for me! have a joyous and creative year coming. steven

ellen abbott said...

you continue to delight me with your ever changing banner pics. I love this one.

not raining here, only overcast. a fitting end. thank you for sharing this past year with me and sharing mine.

a new one ahead of us and all it's possibilities.

Jinksy said...

And the rolling wheels will carry you on into tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow - with a bit of luck! LOL. Thank you for the many delights you've given Blogland during the past year. The Golden Fish is a place of beauty.

Pauline said...

Such peaceful, happy thoughts - to be content with what one has is a blessing. Thank you for sharing so many of your thoughts and photos with the rest of us :)

Happy New Year!

Linda Sue said...

Dearest Mr. Inspiration- I would so like to be you, but I am too short and round and too much of a moaner...You do take us to places worthy of considering - of making it a heart beat, a breathing- I may get there one day, as effortlessly as you- slide into the calm and knowing place, that place of beauty and wonder that is is Steven. Thank you for your amazing blog and for being alive at the same time I am. You're SWELL!Cheers!

steven said...

hello ellen! yes it's from down at the bottom of the garden - the header that is - i look forward to each day more or less equally, sometimes with different hopes! i wish you a fruitful and creative new year ellen. steven

steven said...

ahhh jinksy! i appreciate the idea of luck! thankyou for the compliments. have a lovely new year's eve and day! steven

steven said...

pauline - it's one of the great blessings of my life so far. learning to accept and be grateful frees up so much. have a lovely new year's eve and day. steven

Tess Kincaid said...

Stunning images! Warm and woolly wishes for 2011, to you and yours, Steven! xx

Don Carlo said...

Steven! It is a pleasure to visit here, to view and enjoy the photos, and to parse words so sparse...

Thank you also for your whole attitude and outlook on life, in those words: "I'm good with it all."

Sometimes--most of the time, I'm like that too.

Golden West said...

Yo are so right, Steven, that being a a thankful heart brings with it a simple satisfaction.

Your new banner - I wanted to reach right into the screen and touch!

Warmest New Year's wishes to you and yours for much health and happiness!

Dulce said...

i feel i've found an angel by finding you, steven.
This post is full of light and hope.
blesings for the New Year
warm smiles and JOY!

steven said...

tess thankyou for visiting here. i remember visiting "the manor" for the first time and being stunned at what was possible as a writer. i wish you goodness and joy and espcially that you can continue to tap the powerful river of creative energy that is sweeping you along to your rightful place!! steven

steven said...

don carlo welcome and thankyou so much for your very kind comment. i feel very fortunate to have arrived at a place where despite the very real features of the life i lead i am able to accept and appreciate what i am given what i am drawn towards, and what i draw towards myself. happy new year! steven

steven said...

golden west i haven't always been able to write or say that and so i want you to know that life as i might wish it isn't entirely perfect but i'm good with that - really i am!. i'm so grateful for your sharing of your gorgeous west coast life! happy new year. steven

steven said...

linda sue i'm too bony and gristly to be you! i poke holes in cupboard with my hips! i like the space where we get to meet in the middle and i get to be inside your head for a bit. you're so extremely cool and clever and i love the way you see and share your world. i really do! no no be linda sue please. happy evening and then into the morning a happy good quiet beginning to a raucous new year. steven

steven said...

hello dulce - an angel - well i've never been described that way. a first!
i've been gifted with great fortune - fortune which has looked a lot like suffering at times, like incredible gifts at others. to arrive at a place that allows me to say in all truth that i am good with that and to share that state with others including yourself is one of those gifts. i feel fortunate to have met you. there's a quality about your writing and about the energy drawn towards your writing that i like to be near. i wish you a joyous, creative, challenging and fulfilling new year. steven

Dulce said...

:))))

Linda said...

Happy New year to you and your family, Steven. (hugs)

steven said...

linda thankyou so much!! i wish you a year of discovery and happiness. steven