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January’s End

Oh-so-human Intentions

Sometimes it’s just the middle of January and BAM—there goes a resolution—swirling, plummeting out of reach.

Is it that we fickle  humans aren’t steadfast in our “Dear Me” loyalties? Are expectations too high, or perhaps the initial “Happy New Year” excitement spurred us on? Did you do it? Did you promise yourself? To what extent?

Nice instead of nasty? Walk the dog twice no matter the weather? Eat less, dance more? Read more fun stuff, less news? Nicotine freedom? Treat coffee with more respect?

What really, really matters deep within?

A quote has been at eye level in my writing lair for years. I find it to be most effective in January, and it self propels itself. It is, perhaps, a doable resolution:

“I am only one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something, And, I will not let what I can’t do interfere with what I can do. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will. [Edward Everett Hale] (1822-1909)

Thank you, Sir.

Human Behaviour, Human Nature

Sails Made of Thoughts


I want to like you just the way you are in my imagination today, because sometimes I do not.

Let’s take a walk. Not in the wind, but on it… in my imagination. Blowing around here and there, with sails made of thoughts and fascination. Images, warm, colourful, and free from yesterdays I keep.

But melt and pour out the ice castles we co-erect so we can forget our cold hands and join them to take joy-rides on the wind.

What can understand our spirits’ unity—just the way we are? Love can.

L. P Penner, 2001

Human love can be so complicated. Thanks for reading~