I wrote two variations of this haiku. I thought I would share the other one with you. If you have thoughts or opinions and would like to share, I would love to hear your thoughts:
reflections of blue
under the cellophane tent
our path journeys
Tomorrow is the last day of 2012. I made a commitment to myself to do a year of daily blogging last year, this day. I am no longer radical about commitments, deadlines, or to-do’s, so I made the commitment with the idea that if it was no longer fun or ok to do, I would end it. I came close to ending it in September – I lost the fun in doing it – and the creativity. A friend encouraged me to do another day, if I could – and I did. Week after week for a few weeks, perhaps a month, I leaned on the encouragement of others. I would have people throughout the week say, your haiku spoke to me, and I would write for another day. It got to be sometime in October, and my friend said, you can quit if you want, but you are almost to the end of the year. Like a marathoner, I hit that point where I saw the goal, and the sprint began – and there was no turning back – and the enthusiasm was more than before – I was grateful. So tomorrow is the last day of the daily commitment to myself. I will take the pressure off of a daily post, but I will continue with the blog. I am so grateful for the many friends I have met along this journey – wonderful writers, artists, friends, thinkers. I am grateful for she who kept spurring me on. I am also grateful that these words that I have written have encouraged others along their journey – and they have taken them, passing the baton of encouragement to others. Thank you. I have learned so much and have so much to learn – lastly I am grateful for the grace extended to me from the poetry community as I began a year ago – not really understanding haiku, haiga, or the intricacies of the art . . . I am grateful that every once in a while I catch a good one.
Blessings today as our paths journey.