Monday, December 29, 2008

The Pause Before the Norm

We're in that null season now, when the days hang suspended between the holidays, waiting for one to end, the next to begin and normality to reclaim life. These are the hours that bunch together to form the visible seam in the underbelly of time, where the years are stitched together. This is where we pause, draw a hopeful breath, and begin anew.

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2009!


  1. I love your writing!
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  2. Mike, wow! I needed to draw a breath and re-group, there, but you are right. Best to not go into the deeper implications. Life can be simple, but only if we allow it,

  3. brilliant post- I love the way you put things across. The pause before the norm. Great stuff.

  4. nicely written words.
    we do pause here before we begin anew, that's so true. time to reflect and renew. that's the good thing about a new year, it's a clean slate isn't it? if we want it to be.
    and a happy, healthy new year to you too... when it gets here.

  5. Thanks, all!

    Have a great 2009.

  6. These are the days when my husband works extra long shifts and I am stuck at the house with my two heathens with no car, so that others can have a few days off after Christmas and before New Years...not that I am complaining or anything. Hope you have a great 2009.

  7. yes! its like a no mans land but in time!!
    happy new year to you!

  8. In the past I have spent this time thinking of my fickle resolutions, like losing weight etc., but this year I look to 2009 with impending doom of economic collapse and job losses and war. Am I hormonal or has the American media finally just scared the pants off me?

  9. Kat: hope you don't go stir-crazy before 2009 has a chance to take off.

    FFF: Happy New Year to you, too.

    Pam: my money is on the American Media--they are consummate scaremongers.

  10. Hi Mike,
    I agree that this break between the holidays is weird, I feel it's like a "one week twilight zone" :)

    Here's wishing you a wonderful New Year 2009! with lots of health, happiness, wealth, luck and loads more success in the coming year!!
    All the very best!

  11. well said, and you are right it's a time to catch your breath and reflect before the new year arrives.

    Gill in Canada

  12. Donnie and Gill, the 'pause' is nearly over now - New Year's Eve at work; it's 9:30 AM and we're already discussing when we're going to go to the pub. The real year starts on Monday the 5th.