Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reflections

This photo of a heron and its reflection got me to thinking about how this is the time of year when we tend to look back on the last 12 months to reflect on our lives. Remembering where we've been. (Where The River Begins, elephantdreams) How it felt to be there. (Hair, studiocvh) Who we loved enough to tell about our experiences. (Vintage postcard of Reflection Lake, Mt. Ranier, VintageNotionsLady)
And those quiet moments of stillness. (Reflection, MeadowlarkPhoto)
We also look back at ourselves. (Turquoise mirror, ShorelyChic) Seeing how the sands of time have worn our features. (Driftwood mirror, blackeyedsusan)
Remembering those who are no longer with us, but remain in our hearts. (Mirror, RowansRoom)
Reflecting on where we would like to go in the coming year. (Reflections mirror, FromGraytoGold)
We note the symmetry in the circle of life. (Turkey Vultures and Lightning Rods, QuinnPhoto)
New roles we must take on as we become more than saplings, but mature trees in the forest of our families. (Symmetrical Forest, smitche383)
Pondering whether this is the year we will turn over a new leaf. (1857 antique print of a symmetrical fern from Nepal, finerareprints)
Recognizing that the love of our family and friends is what keeps us balanced. (Folk art bird tray, bettyninjafinds)

Feel free to share any of your reflections in the comments, or on your own blog and link back here so we can all visit. (1909 Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, ImSoVintage)

3 comments:

ruth hill radcliffe said...

what a nice tribute to the year we leave behind. Thank you for letting me be a part of it. ruth

VintageNotionsLady said...

Lovely tribute to 2009.
I am honored to be part of it.
Thank you
Janis

Susan said...

Clever and thoughtful post. Thanks so much for including my mirror in such a lovely group!