Reverent New Year

Hi friends! In creating the poem below, I had a strong visual come to mind that led me to make this 3-minute video on the ritual of saying goodbye. It pairs with the poem. Enjoy and blessings on your continued journey to welcome the new year! Peace, Ally   I stood on the doorstep peered out, squinted strenuous awaiting the arrival of you. Time passed staring at the clouds, counting cracks, wishing you were here already. The time grew close, I felt the pulse of your arrival near. This is when I took the wisps of two thousand seventeen, the…

New Beginnings

This past weekend, I witnessed my niece, Abby, graduate from high school. A mix of relief, satisfaction and excitement of what’s to come shone in her eyes. One chapter in her life has closed; a new chapter is about to open. New experiences await as she heads to college in a mere seven weeks. These encounters will both delight and test. And yet, at eighteen, breaking out of one’s shell is necessary. Adventure calls. There is no alternative than to answer the summons. As time turns, adventure subsides. We settle in, hoping for day after day of calm. We are…