Ready to Blaze

Battered but Blazing study 1; 2014; 21 x 29; mixed media: watercolor and pastel.

Battered but Blazing study 1; 2014; 21″ x 29″; mixed media: watercolor and pastel.

I crawl out from 2014 feeling a bit battered. Nothing catastrophic. Just the grinding and grating of a persistent challenge that prowls and growls at my heels.

At the same time, I grasp for 2015 like a new pair of wings. White and light, bright with hope.  As I reach, I lift up my battered-ness like an offering, the wilderness of ravaged places like fodder for new fire.

I’m ringing in the new year in the order of Rainer Maria Rilke who penned the words, “As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength.”

I’m ready to blaze.

6 thoughts on “Ready to Blaze

    • I really enjoyed your New’s Year’s blog post, although my heart swelled with longing for my non-blood related, international friend family. I understand the joy of what you wrote about. Best wishes to you for great joy in 2015 and deepening of those precious friendships!

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