January 1st, 2016

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New Year!

I wake early this morning and watch the dark turn to light.  I find it thrilling, this noticing of movement and change.

Lately I am with this quote by Kafka:

You do not need to leave your room.

Remain sitting at your table and listen.

Do not even listen. Simply wait.

Be quiet, still and solitary.

The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.

It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

- Franz Kafka  

I spent yesterday with two friends.  We planned to walk around the top of the mountain, Mount Tam, but it was windy and bitterly cold, so we went down to Stinson Beach and walked and talked and looked at rocks.

The waves were soft yesterday.  It is quiet here, serene, and I cradle that serenity knowing we don't know what the new year brings, but, in this moment, for me, is peace.

And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.
- Rainer Maria Rilke