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"Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints"

Chief Seattle (1786–1866) leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes


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It's Been Awhile

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Colemere, Llangollen Canal.

Photo:
1.The sun sets on 2013
2. A special place.
3. Another sunset over the mere.
4. In reflective mood.

Christmas crept up on us this year, with hardly a murmur, yet all about was chaos. We seemed to be cocooned in an oasis of calm. Even though wind and rain did their utmost to reach us carried by storm fronts that wrought their ire across the south and west of the country. We fended them off with the help of being moored in a hollow, protected by high ground. The intensity of the wind filtered by the surrounding trees that seemed to roar with defiance at the intrusion. Yet, most evenings, I was treated to some of the best sunsets I've seen for ages; especially across the mere.

Walking the mere fading in the late afternoon, into twilight and then darkness, has been particularly cathartic for me. It has enabled me to reflect on my life both past and present, melding the two into something very special. The mere has been here since the ice age and with the sun, moon and night sky mirrored by its surface, space, time and distance take on real meaning and reflects, for me, how very precious life's loves are. I love life, this fleetingly fragile existence in the grand scheme of things. Just make sure you tell those that walk with you through every aspect of yours how much they matter too, especially at this time of year.

For special people, special thoughts, and wishing everyone a welcoming Happy New Year from me and mine to you and yours where-ever in the world you or they may be, as the sun sets on yet another year.
31st Dec 2013, 16:54  

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Dania says:

All gorgeous. HNY!

1st Jan 2014, 22:33