2013 was an unusual year. A stash-load of sadness, regrets and good ideas coming too late with Dad's passing aside, Ben my Rock notwithstanding, I appreciate the rest of my family anew. Sure, they aren't as lovey-dovey as I like; they see me as a mildly-demented aging hippie; and they are so busy, with their own work and family lives, but also plain Japanese busy-ness. But they are reliable when it counts, and we can laugh together. I am thankful for them.

I may envy others' luck, opportunities, or experiences, but I have everything I need to do what I want to do right here, right now. I still covet knowledge, but I have ideas on how to get this.

Recently Ben and I watched a film called "Searching for Sugar Man". I don't want to tell you too much about it, because it's one intriguing and enjoyable watch. What I found awe-inspiring was the Sugar Man's composure, "grounded" as described one of his daughters, the ability not to let factors outside oneself topple one's balance. I am going to look for that kind of peace within, and once found, hold on to it. I'm starting this tomorrow.

Thank you for your company in 2013; I look forward to our 2014. 


Kate said...

Lovely message, Meg! Peace!! Celebrate life and 2014!!

margery meyers haber said...

Wishing you health, joy, contentment and enough time to weave in the New Year, Meg!

Marei said...

Wishing you a wonderfully creative and 'grounded' new year, Meg. Thanks for your blog which I always enjoy reading.

Cate Rose said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Meg, and Ben too. I loved Searching for Sugar Man, wonderful story. Talk soon! xo

Meg said...

Thank you everybody. We are 16 hours into the new year and so far it's been just lovely!