|Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Mnemosyne, 1881|
At the end of every year, I remove the old calendars on my desk and on my kitchen wall and replace them with new ones...
...and turn the page to the New Year.
But before I do, I look back on the past year, the black squiggles representing birthdays, anniversaries, doctors' appointments, dinner dates with friends and travel plans with family.
Taking it down, I think of Mnemosyne and am reminded to be grateful for the fullness and beauty of all that life offers. I gather all the memories of the previous year to preserve them in my heart,
and, gazing into yet another year, blank and full of possibility,
look forward to the richness and possibility of creating many more.