I missed my blogoversary!! I guess, like wedding anniversaries, after the first couple they aren’t such a big deal.
The day after I made my first post in 2009, I remember checking about 10 times just to be sure it was really there. I somehow kept being, and still keep being surprised, at the audacity of it all! That people all over the world tell their stories and their hopes and their likes and dislikes to just anyone who wants to read them?! And to think anyone might even want to read it? It has been good therapy for me, and really that was all it has ever been about.
So, this year as in the past, I share again the poem that I shared in my first post because it is as beautiful to me today as then and it is like music to my heart.
Sometimes -- Sheenagh Pugh
Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don't fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.
A people sometimes step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.
Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen to you