Midnight Rain

And just like that, 2014 has gone! It was a tough year in many ways but while it certainly had it’s ups, I’d like to put my request in for a gentle year please! Once, a very long time ago, before I was married and had kids, a wise friend told me that every hour after midnight on New Year’s eve is a forecast of what your year ahead will be like. I imagine for many a youth, that would have meant absolute chaos from around August to December! But lucky for me, I was reaching for the bedside lamp by 12:30!

New Year’s eve was also the night when the rain finally came. After a long and dry Winter, the skies opened up and it poured, washing everything clean for 2015. Sleeping under a corrugated iron roof, I fell asleep to the sound of rain. And in the morning, the lake looked different.

Wishing you all a GOOD 2015 🙂 And if possible, a little more peace for the world!

Stormy skies

“No Winter lasts forever. No Spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

Afternoon swim

Storm ahead

“Look closely at the present you are constructing.

It should look like the future you are dreaming.” – Alice Walker

Sail in rain

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it –

 but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Morning walk

Keep close

“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”

– Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Two

Washing day

Umbrella

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” – Arundhati Roy

Mist

New years swim

Lake

“Life never presents us with anything which may not be looked upon as a fresh starting point,

no less as than a termination.” – Andre Gide

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