It’s time to begin

won’t you celebrate with me
what I have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model

i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay*

Lucille Clifton

I am grateful for this invisible line drawn between one span of time and another of similar length: 31 December|1 January.

If I desire, it will mark a great difference between what is past and what can be.

Today then becomes my preparation: to buy the book to read, or the journal to write in, or sketchpad to draw in, or some other equivalence: to set these out in the space or time when I will come to them and then, begin.

Lucille Clifton‘s won’t you celebrate with me, from Maria Popova’s Figuring.

My top 5 reads of 2021:
The Practice by Seth Godin
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens;
Personality Isn’t Permanent by Ben Hardy;
Range by David Epstein;
The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck.

2 thoughts on “It’s time to begin

  1. Is the 3rd February too late to wish you a Happy New Year? I want to say, it’s never too late. Thank you.

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