It’s a new year…

Let us not be timid about it, let’s embrace the new year.

I expect many of us,

are nervous about a new year,

nervous about having hopes,

for it.

Two pandemic holiday seasons,

makes some of us,

look around the corner like,

this Irish Wolfhound,

is it safe?

he isn’t really frightened,

he is cautious,

a little bit,



I love a new year,

a new calendar on the wall,

a new journal,

blank pages,

waiting to be filled.

Christmas makes me,

nostalgic and sometimes sad,

but, a new year,

brings hope,

the golden light of dawn.

What do I want to do,

this year?

Where do I want to go?

What do I want to read?

What I do I want to take up,


What skills do I wish to hone?

I have started doing,

new things,

I have done a little painting,

I want to explore that,

a bit,

if I keep liking it,

if it consistently brings,


I will invest more,

time and more,


For the time being,

canvases, paints, brushes,

and an easel from,

Dollarama will do.

I want to cook more,

not just for occasions,

or for friends,

but, for me too,

cook better,

cook healthier.

I eat veggies and fiber,

I prepare oatmeal,

I make broth and soup,

I want to do more,

even more.

I want to write more,

blog posts,

and other things.

It’s a cold afternoon,

January 3 rd,

I am wearing Jeans,

a flannel shirt,

my North Face slipper shoes,

I am looking ahead,

to this New Year,

and I thinking,


I’m ready.

May your year be filled,

with plans and promise,

may you take time,

to care for you,

may you take time,

to listen to those,

you love,

let’s make this an amazing year.

Let’s stay safe and healthy,

but, let’s embrace the newness.

Happy New Year,

one and all.

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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