When we start a new year, we always attempt fresh beginnings; be it in our resolutions, relationships, hopes and aspirations or simply being a better person! Usually as the holiday season comes to an end, we find ourselves slightly melancholy, thinking about the year that has ended, contemplating all that we achieved, lost or learned from it and what to implement in the years to come.
If at this time we come across some inspiration that really moves us, we can get going with greater enthusiasm, not only for ourselves, but also energizing people around us. That inspiration maybe something that you read in the newspaper, perhaps the haunting tune on the radio or TV… It could even be a lovely, thought provoking painting such as “filtered light in Montana de Oro” by Suzanne Leasure.
What moved me here was the sparkling rays of the sun, playing a splendid game of ‘hide and seek’ with the big eucalyptus trees just like the limelight of life, sometimes making us the focus of all attention and sometimes highlighting the person next to us! Even the long winding road reminds us of the surprises and opportunities ahead. While the dried and weathered leaves scattered around are a witness of the gradual and inevitable passage of time, the lush blooming green affirms the fact that life goes on. Nature is always at her best, reviving with the same magnificence in spite of all human interference.
Surely, we can also let go of our disappointments, learn from all losses or failures and try to catch a piece of that elusive spotlight through all these twists and turns in our journey of life.