Friday, 20 December 2013

When one Dream is deferred, another one blossoms

My hopes and plans for my great adventure have (for the moment) come to nothing. It was always a bit of a dream and everyday life and its responsibilities have proved stronger than a wisp of an idea. I have cried a lot but now I'm determined to make the most of the year ahead and still hope to have some wonderful, happy adventures.


It is the winter solstice tomorrow- my favourite of days. For now the year is turning and everyday will be reaching towards new light. Gently it will creep up upon us until one evening I will look at the clock and exclaim- " Goodness, it's still light!". Very soon I shall awake to a glimmer of dawn and first birdsong, not the blank black pall of a winter night. Tomorrow we shall light the fire and celebrate, as so many have done before.

For the moment, apart from the joy and excitement of Christmas, I have a little project which is making me very happy. I will not say any more about it now except give a little hint with these pictures...





In case I don't have the chance to write again-
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


16 comments:

  1. And a Happy Christmas and New Year to you as well! The lengthening days will not immediately be obvious, of course; I always look forward to Valentines day - not because I'll get any cards but because the days really start to seem longer then.

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    1. I think it's something like 2 minutes a day isn't it? It slowly adds up... Jane xx

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  2. Have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy winter's arrival. I see it as a time to hibernate and renew. Merry Christmas! Bonnie

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    1. Happy Christmas Bonnie, I will take your advice and curl up with a favourite book and shut out the wintery weather. Jane xx

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  3. I love the solstice too - although I do enjoy the delights of winter ie christmas, firelight and cosiness, I am so looking forward to the longer days and spring...not long now...

    Seasons greetings to you! x

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    1. Happy Solstice and Christmas, and to think soon it will be snowdrop time! Jane xx

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  4. Happy Christmas and all good things for 2014. Even if the adventures you imagined don't quite come to pass (and when do they ever?) I'm sure you will have many others!

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    1. Thank you Lucy, I hope to do so and I'm sure you will read about them here! Have happy celebrations. Jane xx

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  5. Hello Jane
    I read excitedly about your planned trip in search of bookshop and was very excited at the prospect (so glad someone indicated Barter books) - there are still a few my way, packed to the ceiling and spilling over the floor. I miss my favourite one which closed some years ago now - I have written a post about it all but unsure if it 'fits' my blog but books (very specific ones) have been the only thing that I have earnestly, methodically collected over many years. I love my old books and I am looking at them now and thanking them for the pleasure that they have given me. I do hope that all comes good with your adventure - I really do.

    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. Thank you Jenny and for all your other recent lovely comments on my blog. You sum it up perfectly about the pleasure your books give to you. I always say " My books make me happy" Have a very merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. Jane xx

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  6. Have a lovely Christmas, and I hope next year your adventures will be fabulous ones!

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    1. Thank you Jenny, may you have a very happy Christmas and a wonderful 2014. Jane xx

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    1. A little late but Happy New Year to you too! xx

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  8. I was sad to read this. I loved the piece in Pretty nostalgic you wrote and the idea of an epic journey to discover books was so magical to me. I was envious of your adventure - and inspired and willing you on. The books need you! I hope that you enjoyed a lovely Christmas and that 2014 will bring you much happiness and unexpected adventures. x

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    1. Thank you, I know lots of people have far worse disappointments to contend with but I do admit that this one hit me hard. Hey Ho- Onwards and Upwards!
      Wishing you a very happy 2014 too. Jane xx

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