One revolution around the sun, twelve months or four seasons ago I went on a hike through the woods on another mild winter day. I was with a friend who shepherded me on a narrow trail over hills and dale finally down to a small river. We crossed a wooden bridge and snacked while sitting on sun-warmed boulders. Beech trees with their silver bark reflected the dappled forest light. Moss and fern green poked through the leaf mold. It was an enchanting and spirited walk and talk with a new friend.
Sometimes we neglect to recall such days and other times we choose not to forget. I choose to remember that day as another, but not literal birthday, because I was asked to look beyond my fears into the unknown. There was a figurative door that I was afraid to open, because it might be too painful to see what was behind it. “How can you know anything unless you open it?” was the question. Well, here it is a year later that I opened the door and faced my fear of pain which is more crippling sometimes than the pain itself. In this case the Pain led me to Truth which led me to Healing which led me to self-Forgiveness, Gratitude and ultimately Openess and Peace.
So I am celebrating two birthdays in a row. #60 and #1. How great is that? Birthdays can be celebrated on any of the 365 significant days of the year. Imagine how Earth must feel – she can celebrate any millenia she chooses. It’s all relative.
I look to the Pleiades
and wish you good night
ag ~ 2013