Michelle W. from the Daily Post challenges us to do a creative review of our best posts for 2016: “Can you pull all the strands of your 2016 together before diving into the new year?”
My Beauty Along the Road review blends phrases from my most popular 2016 posts with others that hold special meaning for me to create a (sort of) poem. You can click on the blue text in parenthesis to read the original post.
Elemental forces…transform the geography of place…and the geography of soul. (Transmogrification – Iceland)
An immense banner of yellow draped across the green grassland (Gentle Curves)
The land remains sodden, sighing heavily. (A Cloudy State of Mind)
Phew! It got to live… (Spare Me…)
In the next moment, he was gone (Hummer Rescue)
It took a while for my brain to wrestle with this puzzling image (A Rare Find)
Tiny smiles, frowns, sighs, and little shrieks all tell about an untold inner dream life. (Little Ones Bring the Greatest Pleasures)
For a few moments, calm returns. But everyone knows, it’s only the quiet before the next storm. (Iceland Magic: Geysers)
We can still sway and bend with the wind…the inner strength to brace the force of the windstorms life sends our way. (Tree Magic (2): Ivan Was Here)
Yes, stepping into the light of our creative fire makes us vulnerable. Showing our true colors can be scary and exhilarating all at once. The alternative is hiding in the safety of the night’s shadows. (Moths, Big Magic, and Our True Colors)
Can we embrace the new shapes and directions of our life? What beauty, contentment, wisdom, and harmony lies here, now? (Harmonious Aging)
The deep underground work must happen in the dark. (This Time of Year)
As always, Nature provided intriguing sights and meaningful metaphors. I was inspired by artistic creations (including the birth of my twin grandchildren), mesmerizing landscapes near and far, rare discoveries, tracking emotions so many of us experienced this year together, and finding the inner and outer resources to make it through. May we find the strength, equanimity, and the support of like-minded others to unleash our fierce creative spirit into the new year.
Will you let me know what your favorite Beauty Along the Road post was – and why?
Happy New Year.