Friday, January 2, 2009

On Second Thought

This beautiful hand carved wooden number 2 is available from Art By Winona


"After you my friend". I don't like to go first. I never eat the first piece of bread from the loaf. The first slice of cake just doesn't taste the same. The first pages of my notebooks, sketch books and journals are always bare. My favorite recipes are leftovers from the previous day- y'know after the flavors meld and all. Babies are cuter the day following their torturous arrival. Shoes feel better the second time you wear 'em. Tuesdays have an appeal that Mondays are lacking. The second time around is much like the first, only with better planning. At least that's what I always say.

It's the second day of 2009. The hangovers are gone, hopefully-if not you might be pregnant. The guests have left. The house is in order or at least getting close. Resolutions are under way if they haven't already been broken. There is a stillness in the air outside and a comforting silence within. I feel focused, energized, steady and calm. My thoughts are in motion and my gait is steady.

There is an undeniably inviting feeling about all things second except of course, being second best. Although, on second thought I'm feeling-amidst all of this second day serenity, if my personal best is second best then it's still first place for me.

Happy not quite so new year everybody. I hope there's a peaceful calm surrounding you as you make your way through the trials and triumphs of another year.

Peace

13 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

I hope it gets better! Happy New Year!

High Desert Diva said...

I do like your view of the world...

Gave ya some blog love...

nicaeli said...

I have to agree with High Desert Diva, I like your take on the world.(I don't like firsts of anything myself).

I hope you have a wonderful 2009

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Lovely thoughts and thanks for the good wishes.

shiborigirl said...

I agree with you on all points, though I don't know what birth feels like )I can only imagine!)

Good luck with the gym program...

Kate

Yvonne said...

It's okay not to be first. I use to want to be first at everything but with age has come wisdom. I enjoy taking my time and enjoying the moments not the minutes.

Ms. Bar B: said...

It rocks to be fashionably late =). Glad to hear you are having a great start to your new year... or at least a lovely calm in the waters.

You know I'd never leave ya'll. I am watching that feed like a hawk. I will have to leave a note next time before I just get up and leave.

Looking forward to being a part of your world this year and getting a look at the those zines, lol.

Lisa B. said...

Happy 3rd day of the New Year to you! Fun post!!

sherry said...

I quite like that approach. I don't talk much on the first, there's too much swirling in my brain.

I hope the new year brings you and your family good health, laughs and peace.

Weith Kick said...

Oh, I agree, recipes are better the next day after everything has allowed itself to come together. It's funny you mentioned shoes, because I bought a new pair of shoes yesterday, running shoes, and they did indeed feel better the second day.

Andrea Q said...

Lovely post! Happy New Year to you, too!

fly tie said...

this makes me smile. :-D

that's all.

happy '09!

nuvonova said...

Woah! That number is AMAZING.. I just went to have a look at her shop and the other numbers and letters are so lovely.. I so want one!

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