Polly the Pyranees wishes everyone a Happy New Year!
There are stories to be told, those of horse riding, goat milking, horse shoeing, new farm friends, and other general mayhem. But time travels too fast around here, and we all stand on the edge of another new year.
Away from this quiet place, amidst family and furry friends, the world rumbles. My other home lies in the urban jungle, the original “occupy” site, a place both glorious and desperate. Returning there holds so much uncertainty, as does so much else in the world. What does the New Year hold for all of us, humans sometimes destructive but always so fragile, and capable of so much goodness? And where do I fit into all of it?
This past year has been topsy-turvy: I’ve gotten engaged, had my art and beekeeping work published, run myself ragged at a crazy New York job, became the ultimate worker bee(keeper), gone to Iowa (twice!) to teach beekeeping and to learn a lot more, gone to upstate New York, and created the potential for a farming life and job. Of course, there were horse training lessons and other equine moments. It’s been a tumultuous and exciting time….
I think of these sorts of things often, and my place in this rodeo ride called life. If I were to listen to Mama’s idea of Life, her box of chocolates involves examining your purpose on the planet. Using this map, I hope to continue on this little path I’m already on: art, animals, and adventure always seem to trump all other issues and problems and hey, they keep things interesting.
There are things in this next year that are certain: There is a wedding to plan. There are new jobs to (hopefully) get. There might even be a move out of the city. I also realize this: I love this little horse-drawn-vagabond project and I hope to at least have these adventures documented and online once a month. Cross your fingers, folks, as we are slowly but surely getting the filming together!
Beyond this, there are the requisite dieting resolutions, but there are also plans to help people and animals, increasing self-sustainability skills, and upping the ante on ideas of farming. Hopefully somewhere in there I’ll FINALLY learn to properly knit, and play the violin--err, fiddle. I know it won't save the world, but with a little luck, it might add some sunshine to a small corner of the world, the four walls of the life I call home.
Amidst it all, there are good wishes for current and future friends. My your own path lead you to contentment and dreams fulfilled. I have been blessed to know creative, imaginative, determined and ingenious people.
What are your New Year's wishes? How will you be bringing it in and bring it on?
Keep up your great works and above all….
SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS!