Monday, 27 December 2010

Tis a Gift to Be Simple: An Adventure Story

I've gotta say, Ocean 2010 was a rough ride. The waves rose to breath-stealing highs only to toss my little dingy into cavernous underbellies that looked more grim than the devil's palm. Overall, at the end of it, I drag a rusty pirate sword across sea salted leather to make yet another notch in the belt of experience, but not only that, I think that I can use this notch as a hold, as I grapple on to new and better heights.

It hasn't been easy here in this town, struggling to survive, wrestling the economic python as it coiled around my fragile bones and squeezed with all its might. Thankfully I had my sharp wits and the aid of near and dear friends and family, without whose helping hands I'd've been mangled and swallowed up, for sure. Really, I don't even know how to say thank you. I only hope that I can one day be the heroine in your lives who, when you're trembling between the open jaws of life's uncertainties, swoops down to dump you gently onto the downy meadows of good, solid human kindness.

It's been rough. It's been tumultuous. It's been wonderful. I haven't felt more alive, really. Life can be complicated, but all we really need are its bare essentials to survive: Love and more love.

That's my holiday reflection. Thanks to everyone and all and I hope that I can be a better friend, coworker, student, daughter, and sister in 2011.


Missy Y. (formerly A Case of You) said...

It might be the best news ever that 2010 is about to end.

Ellen said...

I'm so grateful for you! Love you, you talented, wonderful human being:)
xxxooo Mom