Sunday, January 1, 2012


... marks not only the beginning of the New Year (Happy New Year, everyone!) but also the start of my commitment to participate in the River of Stones project, initiated by my friends Robyn and Kaspa at Writing Our Way Home. In brief, the idea is to stop at some point during the day, every day in January, and pay attention; then write down the observation, a "small stone" to add to the river. I started yesterday:

Sound of the clock
ticking; last
day of the year.
Breath comes
with the beating heart.
Time, now,
to awake.

It's a world wide effort to have us all wake up and spend a conscious moment in the here and now. May it create many ripples, many eddies in the river's flow.

For today:

First light. Her
body, his body,
tangled in the bedsheets.
of the familiar.
Good morning love.

Thanks, Robyn and Kaspa, for this wonderful idea.


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Blessings for 2012, dear friend!

In this new year, may there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine upon your window pane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near to you and
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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Richard said...

Happy New Year to your family and yourself Peter!

I hope this finds you in good health and good spirits, here's to a good 2012.

PeterAtLarge said...

Great to hear your voice, Nick! Thanks you for the wishes.

Welcome, Kalpesh. Glad you found me, and hope you'll return.

And Richard, warm wishes to you! You could probably use them, from what I remember of English winters. Metta...