Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

From "The Country of Marriage," by Wendell Berry.

"Sometimes our life reminds me
of a forest in which there is a graceful clearing
and in that opening a house,
an orchard and garden,
comfortable shades, and flowers
red and yellow in the sun, a pattern
made in the light for the light to return to.
The forest is mostly dark, its ways
to be made anew day after day, the dark
richer than the light and more blessed,
provided we stay brave
enough to keep on going in."

And on to what 2011 brings us. May you and yours be brave with each other and keep on going in.


Wendy said...


Happy New Year, my friend. x

Mary Bergfeld said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that the new year brings you a full measure of health and happiness. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary.

ann said...

Happy New Year Christina! You're the best blog-friend a girl could ask for. All the best for you and ECG in the 2011!

Christina said...

Wendy: Same to you, mwah!

Mary: Thank you, Mary. I wish you the same.

Ann: Thanks Ann. Many good wishes for you and Isaac too.

Lucy said...

Made me weep. (In a good way, I must add).

Gonna be a goodie, this year. Hope yours is grand. X