Tuesday, 1 January 2008

All is quiet on New Years Day


It's eerie outside, as if everyone has been spirited off the planet and someone forgot to tell me where they were going.
I went over the road to feed the neighbours animals while they're away and while walking over there I didnt see one car, one person, one sign of life. The neighbours cat greeted me with a very relieved meow, she wanted to be out of the hot stuffy house she'd been trapped in all night, but apart from that, nothing!
This was the first New Years Eve in my entire life I have spent alone...by choice mind you, but it was still a strange experience. At midnight I could here a few partygoers yelling out and fireworks erupting over the nearby sports oval. But I didnt care that I wasnt there, or wasnt anywhere really...I was quite happy to just be in silence, and welcome the New Year in. I really think Id like that to be my theme for the year..more silence, more alone time with God, give myself plenty of time to get a grip on the things I am struggling with.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Good lookin' blog, baby!!! I was just googling my blog - yep, I admit it - and I came across yours!

I'm really glad you're doing this :)

I think more silence sounds like a wonderful thing. I was also thinking it would be cool for us to finally get down to Wellspring and do one of their myriad fascinating things on offer. What say ye?

How funny that both of us spent New Year's Eve alone. But it feels ennabling somehow. I am glad that I was singing Nothing Compares to God as the clock midnight :)

Hope for healing for us both this year

Sue said...

"It's eerie outside, as if everyone has been spirited off the planet and someone forgot to tell me where they were going."

Maybe they were all going to Australian Lighting?

I keep thinking about how you wanted to whisper into the speakerbox at McDonald's, "If you've got love in your sights - watch out, love bites" and it makes me go off into peals of laughter.

Andrea said...

woohoo, you are the first comment on my blog, Im so excited!!
thanks darling.

Australian lighting lol! Glad you're laughing about my sillyness haha :)