Hello blog, it’s been awhile. Life goes on, even when we don’t document it for months at a time, right? There are days when I’ve felt there was so much to say here, but many more when I just didn’t have the energy or the words or the photos. And a blog post without photos? Not here. They help tell my story.
The story that I have been wanting to share here for months now–my annual word. Even though I didn’t post about it back in January, I did choose a word for 2014. (Words for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) It took me a few weeks to find it, but the fit is just right.
Clarity: the quality of being clear, in particular:
The quality of coherence and intelligibility
The quality of being easy to see or hear
The quality of being certain or definite
The quality of transparency or purity
Synonyms: lucidity, clearness, coherence
All of these qualities, these words, these actions, are just what I need in 2014. They’ve already guided me in the first months of this year and have lead me back to rituals, to practices forgotten. The freesia here are one little piece of that, a tangible act of celebrating the equinox deliberately with my family.
Welcome back, friends. I hope 2014 has been good to you so far. And if you’re in a sharing mood and have a word for 2014, I’d love to hear about it.