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Sunrise, sunset

Sorry I have not been around. It has been the holiday of sickness at our house! I hope that everyone has had peaceful and happy times, and healthy ones as well.

This post over at Inward/Outward got me thinking about this past year. As I am still not 100% healthy, my head is a bit clogged, both literally and figuratively, but I am thinking about this past year and what it has brought. I am also thinking about how the questions are often more important than the answers.

Where will the road lead us?

At 55, I am sharply aware that each year seems to blow by ever more quickly. And I am also sharply aware that God invites me to slow down and be more aware. Those questions, you know. They matter. We tend to answer quickly, but the formation of questions and the pondering of them – that is a slower thing.

It has been a year marked by many things in our household, both good and bad. This is the stuff of life, good and bad. The elusive dream of that perfect life faded long ago for me. In its place, the real life – filled with glorious imperfection.

As I write this, the song Sunrise, Sunset comes to mind, from the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Time is a funny thing, isn’t it? I did not mean to pose that as a question, but that is how it came out. In any case, this song is sung at a wedding, talking about children, marriage, years that fly swiftly by… which is why it came to mind.

What marked your year? Perhaps you will tell us in the comments, perhaps you will simply ponder. Maybe you will ask some questions, of us or of others!

In any event, I thank everyone who has read this blog and welcome those who will read it. 2012 has been one adventure, 2013 will read another. Peace, good, heath, happiness and love to all!

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