December 23, 2017

Retrospective



Every year around this time I do a retrospective post. But to be honest 2017 has been such an awful year for me, I can't bear to celebrate it in any way. My voice is all shadows. I can only say that the world we humans have made for ourselves is cruel, a world which serves only those with wealth, a selfish world. (And no this is not a post about politics.)

I don't really know what more to write. I have no positive addendum. But here is one thing : while I was letting this post sit a while before publishing, I visited some other weblogs, and on one I left a little comment. However, I mispelled "joy" as "you". Turns out though the message was just right for what I want to say here, now ...

I wish you many blessings of you.





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  1. “‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.
    ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’”

    These are the words that make safe my broken heart, broken from the things that have been happening.

    I wish you many blessings of you.

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    1. Politically this is a very difficult time. Also in terms of climate change. This post was personal, but I also send out my love to those affected by the turmoil in America and England.

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  2. I'm so sorry you've had a difficult year. I know the feeling. Here's to a brighter 2018, dear. Much love to you.

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    1. Thank you my friend. (((Hugs))) and love xx

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    2. Oh and I am so glad your year is ending well, you have been through a nightmare and it brings me great joy that you came through okay.

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    3. Thank you, dear. It was a rough road for sure, but I'm so grateful for the friends who cheered me along. I really couldn't have managed this year without that help and encouragement!

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  3. Ah luv, I hear you. I really do. Quel year. It's been, quite simply, horrible.
    Wishing you peace, and many blessings, lovely soul. xx

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    1. Thank you <3 I am sorry for your own difficulties.

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  4. I know so many people for whom this has been a dreadful year and who feel disheartened and can see no end. All any of us can do is keep on keeping on. I love your posts they are beautiful and insightful. Best wishes for 2018

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  5. I wish you a peaceful and fulfilling 2018 to make up for the one which is almost gone.

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    1. Thank you, what a lovely thought. <3

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  6. it has been a difficult year for almost everyone I know. the astrology for the next 3 years looks to be challenging both in terms of what will be needed on a personal level, and in terms of big picture upheavals and changes on the meta levels. which could be good, ultimately, if not easy or pleasant...

    the thing I cling to is the primacy of love. love and compassion. friendship, family love, care for strangers, love of the earth. that which we love, may we love fiercely and gently.

    wishing you peace and joy in the new year. and that you know how very much your light is valuable, and valued.

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  7. I do so look forward to reading your beautiful writing so many days, as an antidote to the meanness, ugliness and crassness all around. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world, they are needed and valued. I hope 2018 is a better you for you and for us all. xo

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    1. thank you, this is such a kind and heartening note.

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  8. I am smiling.
    I wish you endless blessings too Sarah.

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  9. Love and prayers for you Sarah. Your words resonated with me as I (and my teens too) have been struggling mightily with the weight of broken hearts over a very personal, not-political situation. It's been SoHard for the last few years ... hurts no less, worsens with time ...

    Darling, I wish for you joy and peace and love. In all the areas that we can control, we choose love. We choose joy. {{hugs}}

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