Eve of 2014

Another New Year’s Eve.
Another year bites the dust.
Time for reflection and resolution —
Laying out of intentions.
I’ve reached a stage in my life
at long last
in which I am not compelled
to tackle some grand self-improvement project.
I’m going to leave well-enough alone.
If I keep carving
Pretty soon there’ll be nothing left.
I’ve some things I’d like to do
in this new year —
Write more
Sew some
Travel a good bit
Go fishing
Be in love again
Reread Thoreau
and “Simplify, simplify.”
Be grateful,
because it is all good.
And keep vertical.
And keep moving.

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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