… tis the season…
Amazingly, it’s that time of year again. Not, I’m not talking about menorah candles or trimmed trees or divinely begotten babies or even ho! ho! ho!-ing.
It’s the time of year I take a break.
No, no – not because I need a break from you. How could you even think such things! But because I just need to unplug for a bit (although… not really, as I’ve got some deadlines coming hard and fast – and not in the good way – that require me to stay somewhat plugged).
SO this is my official sign-off, from now until the first Tuesday (for my usual Tree-Hugger) after the New Year. Following that post, Simone and I will be starting our joint project – we really hope you’ll be back to give thoughts and feedback on that!
I did want to leave you with more than jolly wishes for a wonderful season and a happy New Year. First, I have been very lucky to have two guest posts go up in the past week:
For Serious Nikki, check out my piece over at the Good Men Project: Why Are So Many Good Men Accepting Of Rape Culture? (the comments alone are ridic – feel free to add your thoughts on that here to avoid the trolls).
Check them out if you need a break from the holiday and please leave me a note to let me know what your think!
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Second, one last mini-post for 2011…
Prior to my first trip this fall, my yoga teacher and I were discussing how to keep my practice going while I was away. During this discussion, my teacher said it was important that I practiced every day, even if it was only sun salutations, in order to keep the thread of my practice going.
This phrase resonated with me, and I hope to leave it with you, as we move through the chaos and stress and joy of the holidays, and towards the end of 2011.
The New Year is often when we talk about change. About new beginnings. Resolutions to do things differently. Hope for new things, better things, different things, as we leave behind one year and enter a new one. We sometimes contemplate the past. We look back over the year we’re winding down and make Top Ten lists and Best Of inventories.
But… do we ever make real connection between the last year and the coming one?
Do we think about the threads we want to keep creating, to tie all we’ve worked on into what we’re going to do? The practices we want to keep going?
This New Year, I won’t ask you for resolutions. Instead, I ask: How will you connect 2011 with 2012? What are the threads you want to keep weaving through this time of change?
Leave me some love and something to contemplate while I’m not posting, and see you in the New Year!