Storms and calm, waves and light

At this time of the year I tend to become reflective. I indulge myself by pondering on the events of the year that has just passed and to contemplate the one about to begin. A little like tidying ones filing cabinet or re-arranging ones wardrobe. I like to start the new year with all the previous years major events tidied and filed away leaving a clean space for the events to unfold in the coming twelve months.

I don’t know about you but 2013 consisted of storms followed by periods of calm, waves followed by light. The birth of my second grandson and the engagement of my son. Both in themselves events of light. Yet often the happiest of events can be surrounded by storms and waves. Any major change in ones immediate environment can create turbulence for a while until the environment calms and settles.

I am fortunate to be currently in France where I have beautiful long beaches on which to ramble or sit and reflect on life and the universe. If you sit calmly and wait long enough the world has no option but to unfold before you in all its glory.

Photos taken on my iphone.


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  1. 1st January 2014 / 12:07

    Hopefully, 2014 will begin with calm waters. I also went through many storms last year, but weathered them better than I have in the past.. I just want to make sure I stand strong and not get blown down as storms are inevitable. I hope you get to laugh today and begin this year with smiles!

  2. 1st January 2014 / 17:30

    How nice to start 2014 with a familiar blog. It’s like meeting an interesting and familiar friend for coffee. Beautiful photography. Happy New Year

  3. 1st January 2014 / 20:46

    Your ocean pictures are lovely! Happy New Year, Josephine, and I hope we’ll be able to meet again in 2014.

  4. 1st January 2014 / 23:33

    Wishing you a peaceful and fulfilling 2014.

  5. 2nd January 2014 / 22:00

    Love your photos! Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.

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