Sometimes last year looks like this…
…FOR EXAMPLE: the drought year 2007 that had Atlanta calling for official days of prayer and my cows mooing at Heaven and rain dancing…they believe Jesus sees cow rain dances and my Farmer respects their beliefs. He even danced with them a few times in 2007. Amen and amen that year is over.
…yes, sometimes the fleeting year gets a bit of mud slung on it as we peel away in our clean slate haste.
After such pricey per annum drudgery, the new year seems to promise everything we hope for…
Other years, we’re loathe to leave a year behind us…
…for it held such sweet hours that did fill our hearts with alfalfa
and warm oats smothered
in sorghum molasses
heaped with soybean hulls
along side wheat midds and range cubes.
I’m sorry, I slipped into bovine poetics. But you get the idea – sometimes hindsight seems 20/20 through rose colored glasses and the future…
Oh, the future…
…it’s nothing but cow pies from here on out y’all!
Does this year already look like a mess?
But what if the editor simply publishes an acceptable picture?
We know the saying is “you dirty dog” not “you dirty cat” so something wasn’t quite lined up from the beginning, right?
Without the dramatic takes…
`Twould seem we have a nice, mostly clean
straight out of camera/unedited picture of a
tiger cub ready to purr at a moment’s notice
staring off into the
considering all the moles and voles and mice
she will conquer
all the coyotes she will avoid (crosses self)
and all the hours she will nap on my Farmer’s
hay/bed/porch/warm truck hood
expecting the unknowns will come as usual
but knowing my Farmer has given her
a pretty sweet setup for thriving.
Wherever you are today in your new year thoughts, do consider the highly edited culture we live in…
…it tells us all sorts of things about ourselves – our lives/minds/bodies/spirit – some true and much preference…
And when you finish that consideration, remember, you too are an editor…
in fact, you are a very important editor…
and your take on life counts so very much in the ways that matter most.
A very Happy New Year to you.
When I talk to the Publisher of my story at new year’s, it often goes something like this…
Last year we rang in the new year with a donkey and it was unbelievably awesome.
This year, Miss Ivory Jewel is leading the way, and Tom is very happy about this.