What lies ahead? I'm doing my best to make 2019 go well. . .
The black eyed peas for luck, cooked with hog jowl for prosperity, are ready . . .
So are the collards -- for greenbacks in your pocket. (Is paper money still called greenbacks? Does anyone still use paper money?)
The Christmas tree came down yesterday and was dragged out the door. (Bad luck to leave the tree up in the New Year, said my grandmother, and while I know there are other traditions, this is mine and I'm happy with it.)
Putting away the ornaments is an act of meditation for me as each one brings with it a memory -- usually sweet. It's as good a way as any, I think to spend the last day of the year -- carefully putting away the old and making ready for the next adventure in this amazing life of ours.
A very Happy New Year to all of you! (I know you're out there, even when you comment rarely or not at all and I appreciate every follower or browser.)
May 2019 bring more kindness, more peace, more caring for Mother Earth and for all her children.