Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As the Sun Sets...

As the sun sets on 2014...

and I look back on my experiences this past year...

I think about all the new discoveries I have made...

I think about the hills I have climbed that were well worth the effort...

I think about the the fact that I am one year older...

I think about the flashes of synchronicity that seem to seek me out...

I think about the losses that still hurt...

I think about the decisions I made even when things were not clear...

I think about the strength we all have despite the the way of the world these days...

I think about the joy that this community never fails to bring me...

And I think of what the future may hold and about the possibilities that have yet to unfold...

Thank you all for continuing to be such a big part of my journey this past year. I look forward to all the adventures we will have together in 2015.

A happy, healthy, and creative new year to each and every one of you!

30 comments:

Louise said...

Happy new year, Seth! Looks like you've had a fantastic year to me!

Sue Marrazzo said...

RIGHT BACK AT YOU, Seth!

lynne h said...

and the same to you, seth! may your 2015 be a glorious one!

xoxo

Maryanne said...

Happy New Year, Seth! I'm looking forward to the classes this year! I hope you have a great year!

elle said...

Oh, you have outdone yourself. Poetry to perfect pictures. All the best to you, Seth!

Win Dinn said...

Oh, this is a beautiful post, Seth - text and words. Thank you. May 2015 be the best year yet for you, your readers and the world in which we live.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Happy New Year Seth . . . you've had an incredible year and here's wishing you an even more fantastic 2015.

NC Sue said...

This is my first visit to your place (via Angie in Yangchep) and I hope it won't be my last. You've shared wonderful images & wonderful reflections here.

Please share your photos @ http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/fading-glory.html & stop by each week for more Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday).

Have a wonderfully blessed 2015!

Maureen said...

Looking forward to what you'll bring us in 2015.

You've written a lovely poem to 2014.

cHim-prints said...

Significant observations and beautiful photos to accompany. (However you did make me laugh with the photo chosen to go with the "one year older" statement.)

Happy New Year to you!

amy of four corners design said...

it has indeed been quite a year! Happy New Year Seth...and off we go into 2015...

Carol said...

So enjoy your blog Seth. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, creative New Year.

Jo Murray said...

Thank you Seth. May you have an even busier and more successful 2015....if that is at all possible.

trish quilty said...

well spoken Seth. Happy New Year to you; lets look forward to a creative, happy, rewarding, inspiring 2015.

Judy Shea said...

A beautiful heartfelt remembrance.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Lovely post and beautiful photos. Happy New Year to you, Seth -- hope it is filled with art and friends.

JackieP Neal said...

What a beautiful post Seth, glad to be part of your community!
Best Wishes for 2015 and always~ ") wishes!

audrey said...

You are such an inspiration. I look forward to reading about all the great things you will do in 2015. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Seth.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Happy New Year! What a wonderfully thoughtful post. Articulates what so many of us experience.
Looking forward to attending your workshop this spring! :)

Bill said...

But can we skip getting older this year? :-)

Kay Wallace said...

Taking stock of what is behind you is oftentimes a helpful way to start something new. Your reflection in photographs is beautiful, and your words icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing, my friend, and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you!

sandy said...

beautiful post and images.

Sallianne McClelland said...

I think about the deep affection and love that came from within one van.

Robyn Wood said...

Beautiful words and pictures Seth. It sums a very full year perfectly. So happy that you made the trek to Australia to share your gifts with us.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully said and photographed, Seth! Meeting you in person was one of the great joys of my year - I'm so pleased you came to Australia. Best wishes for another happy and busy year!

Anonymous said...

Why am I anonymous! I'm Carol of Barnacle Goose! How strange.

layers said...

What a wonderful year you have had... and am wishing you a successful terrific new year... I am sure you will travel more and meet even more good people and artists.

Lisa Riel Abate said...

Happy New Year Seth! One of the best end of year posts I have ever read - so beautifully put.

Terrie Purkey said...

Your reflections on a year past are right on target but best of all I love the images you chose to illustrate each one. Thanks once again for all you do to connect this blogging, artsy group and the way you continue to inspire us all. All the best in 2015! (I'm so looking forward to taking a class from you in person when you're here in Seattle this year! Woohoo!)

Parabolic Muse said...

A very Happy New Year to you and thank you for your perspective and lovely images!