Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Embrace her. She's here.

**************February arrived without an invitation. January had barely stepped out when the new girl boldly strolled in.

I initially turned my back on this uninvited guest. Later that day, I reached out to my 2010 date book. I held it in close to me as I struggled to cope with a new month's invasion of my personal time and space. I slowly turned the pages that separated January from February.

My fingers skid to a stop. A multi-colored page abruptly snared me with its vibrant patches of turquoise, gold and sea blue. Angles, lines and shapes hovered above the words of C. C. Russ. I quieted and read all nine words. "Enjoy each moment as it blossoms deep within you."

I re-accessed my feelings. Within my date book, I found day passes and rewards surely awaiting me if only I would begin to welcome the second month of this still-young year.

February is here to stay. Accustomed to her annual visits, she brought plenty to keep her busy during her four-week stay.

Are you ready for the second of twelve guests who'll come and go before your 2010 date book finally closes?


Anonymous said...

Lovely thought - Embracing the arrival of a new month with it's new measure of time to explore life, friends, and words.

Thank you Shaddy. I needed this fresh perspective to begin the new month. You're truly inspiring my friend.

Natasha said...

What DS said. We are all certainly getting your money's worth out of your lovely date book.

And it's a great message you share as we hunker down with the guest of February.

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: You're certainly welcome.

Natasha: I obviously love my date book. It's a pretty object sitting in my writing/reading room besides being lovely on the inside as well. Everything about it makes me feel good so I'm sure I'll be featuring it again and again.

Anonymous said...

You're a poet, Shaddy. What a beautiful outlook on flipping the datebook page. Thank you for the lovely post.

Shaddy said...

dayner: I actually felt somewhat inspired for a change as I composed this post! I've missed that feeling.

Anonymous said...

Shaddy: I miss(ed) that feeling too. But after reading your post yesterday I decided to get away from all the technical Poop that was weighing down my muse and just write something from the heart. I'm going to try and keep that momentum for the rest of the month. Thank you!

Shokoofeh said...

I think I was ready for it... January was a hard to pleased guest for me, so I think I am happy to have February here!


Shaddy said...

darksculptures: Sounds like a plan! And a good one at that!

Shokoofeh: I hope February makes her own bed and helps with the chores!

RMb said...

what a wonderful post! i tend to resent february and this was just the kick i needed to remind me of it's beauty (snow isn't always fun, but it sure is pretty) and to keep me grateful that it's not a longer month. :)
thank you for sharing!