A Flower unblown: a Book unread:
A Tree with fruit unharvested :
A Path untrod : a House whose rooms
Lack yet the heart s divine perfumes:
This is the Year that for you waits
Beyond Tomorrow s mystic gates.
– Horatio Nelson Power
Flowers and books and harvests, new paths and new friends – 2013 brought me an abundance of all of those things… my Secret Garden gave me flowers like never before; my work brought me wonderful new students and colleagues and adventures; and Goodreads tells me I recorded reading 20 new books – amongst them Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Navigation of the Globe, The Boys in the Boat, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Born to Run, Biocentrism, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Hiroshima, The Aviator’s Wife, Miss Buncle’s Book, and this was the year when I finally discovered Kurt Vonnegut and read his Breakfast of Champions, Sirens of Titan, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Cat’s Cradle.
And now we stand at the threshold of 2014. What new friends await us on the other side of the door? What new paths will we discover? What new adventures? And what new books? I’m looking forward to the discovering… 🙂
Time is a mortal thought, the divisor of which is the solar year. Eternity is God’s measurement of Soul- filled years. – from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy