4:50 am. January 1st, 2013. New Years Day. The beginning of a NEW year.
The opportunity given us each year, every 365 (or 366) days. A special day for the anglo-saxon world celebrating the beginning of a new cycle of life. “Out with the old, in with the new” is the catch phrase. Wondering what the ‘new’ year brings us.
As usual I am awake at Dawn, or just before. Sitting outside I watch, feel and particupate in the new day arriving. The sun slowly rising to shine it’s light on the world. The sound of birds and insects waking to greet the day. To chatter and socialise and search for food. I hear the galahs and cockatoos fly over head as they travel to favoured feeding areas having spent the night elsewhere. It’s a beautiful sound. So refreshing and energising. Overhead a crow flies. Noisy creature calling out to the world. I love the sound of their calls.
Today, a public holiday, I have plans. To repot some plants. Pot up new herbs I bought yesterday. Set up my small aquarium I bought. Move my fighting fish to a new home. Weed my garden to make as new.
New offers an opportunity to begin, or to begin again. The old year is now gone. Nothing can be changed. But we can change our thoughts on the past, the old, and replace with new thoughts. Often we wait to the new year to begin. Yet it is in all aspects, just another day. The earth continues. Nature continues. It does not note the turning of a calendar into a new year. So why not just begin, start a-new, whenever we choose. Whenever we decide to make a change, a new decision, refocus or change our path. For some reason, as humans we like to put meaning to dates and times and numbers.
So here I sit, just gone 5:00am on a new day, a new year, 01/01/2013. And yes we all made it through the supposed worlds end. Yet do we not end a day every day? And begin a-new every day?