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My twenty-plenty year…

“Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright”
― Bob Marley

This year has taught me that there is so much incredible beauty to be found in the world, if we look hard-enough, if we see the little things, if we kneel down on the soft-earth of longing, and breathe in the fragrance of each moment.

I’ve seen nature alive in all her splendor, as flocks of birds squawked and swirled around me, and battalions of butterflies’ dived and swooped into vibrations-of-color.

I’ve observed the seasons come and go, and trees wildly lose their leaves as they danced with autumn winds, and then in statuesque stillness they waited patiently, denuded by the winter frosts, for spring to quietly-creep back with tiny buds to remind us of renewal.

I’ve seen a riot of color in the streets when summer arrived, and I’ve looked deeply into my own reflection in opaque puddles and contemplative windows melding with the trees and cobalt skies.

I’ve watched the moon wax and wane, and stars softly-kiss in the darkness showing me how the cosmos constantly turns and I am not disappointed..

I’ve been touched by magic and peace and found joy in serendipity….

I’ve noticed a light in every human through the windows of their souls, sometimes masking their terror, and gulping down their fear. You see everyone has a story, many untold, some so-sad that your heart might break.
Drawn into the sadness of this life, I’ve watched as people lost their dreams and even-worse their lives.

I’ve experienced a world checked-out, because of fear and dreadful loneliness, yet I’ve seen courage and fortitude, I’ve seen a gathering of resources and the abundance of mankind, I’ve seen generosity.

Unexpected kindness has given me faith again, and though I thought this would be my year of twenty-plenty, I am grateful to have made it this far…..well, perhaps it has been my year of twenty-plenty, when grace and kindness exploded onto the scene and the skies and fields never bored me for a minute!

As the world stops to breathe, let’s re-examine our tolerance, love and forgiveness and weigh it up with a down-pouring of grace.

I am so thankful to those who have followed me, inspired me, read my words, listened to my thoughts, and to those who have spoken great kindness into my life….



I am an unknown introvert who desires to touch the world with a little bit of magic...

11 thoughts on “My twenty-plenty year…

  1. Derek Mahon write this for 2020. It’s entitled ‘Everything is going to be all right’.

    How should I not be glad to contemplate

    the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window

    and a high tide reflected on the ceiling?

    There will be dying, there will be dying,

    but there is no need to go into that.

    The poems flow from the hand unbidden

    and the hidden source is the watchful heart.

    The sun rises in spite of everything

    and the far cities are beautiful and bright.

    I lie here in a riot of sunlight

    watching the day break and the clouds flying.

    Everything is going to be all right.

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  2. It will be interesting to see 2020 in hindsight. While there was plenty of tough stuff, there was also lots of good stuff. The forced slow down had many re-examining individual ways of living, values, needs and community. It will be interesting to see how this changes society moving forward.

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