i tend to avoid the ubiquitous. one exception is the foot photo/standing-here self-portrait, which i have been doing for several years. i love taking these photos because 1. they provide space and time to stand still and be present and 2. create a lovely end-of-year snapshot of where i've been. if you'd like, you can see previous years' collections here (just scroll past this current one).
a few things about 2013:
- i happily became accustomed to a slower pace of life, with more precious space and time
- i became a better traveler, mainly due to the gypsy job
- i fell in love (again) with nyc
- i spent a lot of time barefoot
- ditto staring at the sky
- i struggled with being vegetarian and had to balance nourishing my body with my strong opinions on meat-production (ultimately reintroducing organic/local/humanely-produced animal products, which turns out to not be a lot around here)
- i embraced meditation
- i avoided most crowds, too much noise, those personalities that drive me over the edge (passive-aggressive people, narcissists, fear-and-rage-mongers) to the extent possible
- i had a lot of time to think, daydream, plan and try new things
wasted a lot of that timelearned the value of doing nothing
as i reflect on the year, i consider it to have been really good overall, if not somewhat non-eventful...a resting year.
now face north.