Begin again

January 1 2013 - NE

We don’t do New Year’s resolution here.

Well, I saw this one and I like it very much, but otherwise, no, no grand resolutions here.


But every morning there’s an irresistible resolution. Our globe revolves, the sun lips gently over the horizon.

Get up, greet the day.

I think of Maude in one of my favorite movies, “Harold and Maude“: “Greet the dawn with the breath of fire!”

Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even.

When I woke this clear white morning, the phrase in my head was Begin again. Gentler than Maude’s words, but they mean the same. Shake off the old, stop looking back.

The snow is piled thick and deep, with just a few bare, essential paths: the one to the door, the one to the barn, the one to the trail.

The snow shoes are near the back door.

Let’s go out and write our resolutions on the fields.


  1. Ann L Cohen says:

    Happy New Year-Rebecca and Family.
    We started our New Year with some wonderful old and new friends. This is the way I want to see the rest of 2013 go. Time with wonderful existing friends and welcoming in new friends into our life.
    May the 2013 spirits be kind to you and your family.

    1. Rebecca says:

      Thank you, Ann. Wishing you and Mel, your girls, and their children a wonderful 2013!

  2. sometomato says:

    A lovely comment on the beginning of 2013, Rebecca. I wish you and your family much joy in the coming year!

    Much love,

    1. Rebecca says:

      Thank you, Kate! A very happy, healthy, and peaceful new year to you!

  3. teaandscones says:

    Breathe of fire. I like that. Never give in. Never let up.
    Happy New Year, Rebecca.

    1. Rebecca says:

      Yes, let’s be DRAGONS! Happy New Year, Margaret!

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