I've resisted the one little word thing since I first heard of it, firstly (and mostly) because I suck at resolution type things, and, secondly, because I couldn't think of a word that really encompassed enough of what I wanted a new year to be. It seemed confining somehow.
But as I was going thru this first day of the year, I found myself pausing to scan the 6am sky for the last stars, to breath the crispy air more deeply as I waited for the dog to piddle on our walk, to read thru a poem a second and third time, to pick up that painted paper I got in a swap and really look at the colors.
So' pause...' is my OLW for 2014. Pause... before I speak that unneeded remark, before I go inside for the night to look at the sky one more time, before I walk past that stranger without a quick smile, before a lot of things - most things, probably, for me, because I'm a hurrier. Gotta get this done, no matter how pleasurable it may be, so that I can get on to that. Hurry to work, hurry home, hurry thru saying hi to the animals, hurry thru that really good book so I can get to the next one cause they're piling up on the shelf.
I'm going to pause... a bit more this year.
To plant the thought firmly in my mind, I made a digital collage.