Friday, March 12, 2010

Reflection...

We are almost half way through March.

Seriously? 2010 will be over before I know it.

This is my year of quiet......discovery......solitude......reflection. Please tell me I will emerge from it all somewhat enlightened, more peaceful, happier.

I do feel that the journey so far has been a good one. Different, but good. Who knows what will be happening in my life as 2010 comes to an end 9 1/2 months from now. But I hope it will be exactly what I need to be happening. I'm sure it will be.

In the meantime, I am embarking on a new chapter in my life with some of the same characters, they are just playing different roles. I am looking forward to exploring these relationships in a new light and hopefully cultivating even more meaningful bonds than we had before. There are new characters with whom I am forming new friendships. There are those who come and go in my life as they are needed or as they need me.

This is an exciting time and although I can find myself feeling melancholy at times and wondering what it's all about, each morning brings more clarity and with the clarity comes peace. I like my life right now even though I fully expect to be someplace entirely different in a few years - geographically, emotionally, physically....right now is good. I'm where I'm supposed to be, doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

I am looking forward to exploring my creativity even more. I have been more creative in the last year than I have in the last 20 years combined! It feels amazing....it feels....honest. Whether through my art, my photography, or my writing, there is release....I can breathe....

Querencia....A Spanish word for which there is no exact English translation. But here's what I found:
*A place from which one’s strength of character is drawn.
*A place in which we know exactly who we are. The place from which we speak our deepest beliefs.
*A safe haven, affection, fondness, homing instinct, den, lair, nest, roost, home, sanctuary.

My "querencia" has always been the mountains....New Mexico and Colorado, but I am starting to find my own "querencia" here. If I can find it here, I can find it anywhere, and from that.....everything else flows.

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