|Some colors and textures of 2011|
Big times. Big days. Little and big parties with friends...it´s been a lovely Holiday Season (yes, I celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas too at the foot of the volcano) 2011. There´s are new acquaintances who offer fresh smiles, nice additions and color my horizon differently. I need and want them (mostly) to add to the
experience, a shared experience with those I love and cherish.
|2011 at the foot of the volcano|
There´s been sad moments as dear ones fade away into the sunset of their own being and it´s so hard to let go, to say no, to deny, to repaint reality before the paint is dry. I over-try to hope even before and after I cry ¨do not go¨ away from me, I try to insist and demand things aren´t as they really are (sometimes)...it´s the life I learn as ¨I am willing to accept the things I can not change and become willing to change the things I can...¨ (sometimes with a grudge).
It´s in the Trust of God that all will be well no matter what...ít´s trusting that becomes gratitude to me. ´Tis the night before another New Years Eve...saying goodbye is hard for me...I often love the known and unknown in all that I see/feel each year...I cling to my very own version of reality.
Leonardo Ricardo, Sacatapequez, Guatemala, Central America
P.S. I just got up from bed for a few moments because the volcano roared me awake...it´s still dark, it´s Five A.M., the volcano is complaining or celebrating -- which will it be (or simply letting off a little steam, like me)?
· Thanks be to God