Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Washing away 2009!

I went for a walk, on New Years' Day, at the little park not very far from our home; the river Tualatin runs along side and it was very full, moving fast and powerful. I have a few spots I like to stand and gaze at the river, there rarely is anyone else around which makes it easy to contemplate life. As I watched the river and slowly drifted off in my mind, I was mentally tossing 2009 into the river. Can't say it was a truly great year, too many stressful things happened but ever the optimist I am looking forward to achieving some firsts in 2010. Not to bore you with
all of my New Year want to do list but here are a couple of highlights; Take a flying lesson, take a sailing lesson and work on my pool game. :)

Of course I have all the other usual and familiar hopes for myself and family but also some plain sanity on the planet wouldn't go amiss. :) (here's hoping, fingers crossed!)

SO, I will say again, Happy New Year to all :) May your wishes, hopes and dreams come to fruition in 2010. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Bethany Dirksen said...

Wow, that water does look high! Good luck with getting to some of your goals this year. I went sailing once on the Columbia River and it was one of the most peaceful experiences I've had.

French Revelation said...

Wow some great goals there. Hope they all come together.

Alice Istanbul said...

Happy New Year, T! I like your goals for the year (and the metaphor of 2009 being washed away with the river).

Almost Precious said...

Hate to say it T but while you're tossing 2009 into the roiling waters of the Tualatin could you also toss the years 2000 through 2008 along with it ? The first decade of this century hasn't been the best, let's hope this next decade will be a vast improvement...maybe some of mankind's most fanatic lunatics will actually wake up and become intelligent, compassionate human beings ? Well I can dream, can't I ? :)
The learning to fly and to sail sound like great fun, hope you fulfill your "things I want to do list". And I know playing pool, or billiards is fun, but it's been ages and ages since I've held a cue stick in my hands.

cabin + cub said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I can't believe its already a new decade, let alone new year! I think 2010 will be a good year. ;)

Jenni said...

Happy New Year T! I know exactly what park you are talking about and what a great idea to toss 2009 into the Tualatin!
Wishing you good health and happiness in the year ahead ~ Jenni

Annette said...

I do hope 2010 is a good year for you and you can accomplish all you want to!