New Year




oil painting 18 x 24 inches. Title 'Sea Mist'.

Time has simply flown by at great speed this festive season.  Yet on looking out to sea today I was aware that so little changes way out on the seas.  The way the bright light will fall on the water on an overcast or stormy afternoon. How the eye is drawn to that light again and again and it always is beautiful and it always represents hope. 

Each Christmas always brings it's ghosts of Christmas past, for a moment time stands still in the memory and we are taken back to those old Christmases of long ago.  It plays back in the mind with such accuracy even those childhood Christmas days too.  It can make you feel as if life is also rushing by and you can also feel a great loss for those family and friends who are no longer with us.  Feels like all of us are simply passing through this life experience. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing.  There is nothing we can do about halting time, we just have to make the most of the ride through life and count our blessings and look to the light whenever the opportunity arises.

Wishing you all my friends a Very Happy New Year!

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely painting - misty and mysterious and beautiful. Happy New Year - let's hope 2018 is a good one for us all.

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    1. Thank you Rhonda, fingers crossed it will be a good year for us all!

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  2. Dear Caroline your Sea Mist is absolutely beautiful. The light in the center provides hope that the dark gray days will eventually leave us and sunshine will break forth. Your words about Christmas certainly touched my heart. Yes time cannot be halted we just live each day as it comes. May your new year bring you much "creativity"! - Great word. I love it. Will be looking forward to where this word takes you friend. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Dear Debbie thank you for your kind words. Yes indeed there seems to be a big pause at this time of the year, as if at any moment the sun will break out and all will be well again. You are right it is important to live each day as it comes. To live in the moment! wise words indeed!

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  3. Happy Year Lass!... A great start for you in 2018!

    I readily identify with so many of your beautifully sensitive thoughts about the pasasage of time and in living one's life in "The Now."

    Doing so allows one to find space for peace and gratitude for the smallest of daily blessings. Family is high on this list of life's greatest gifts. Savour the time you have with these folks.

    Rich blessings of Health... Happiness and Success in 2018 Lass!

    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

    PS I'll have something to share with you soon. Stay tuned... I have not been "dogging it!"

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    1. Dear Bruce it is good to hear your voice again after what seems like a long while. So good to hear you have hopefully been painting if that is correct? Looking forward to seeing your next blogging post Bruce. Best wishes Caroline

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