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Out with the old, welcome the new!

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve Eve

New Year’s Eve Eve

I am returning to my weekly posting, usually on Sundays–after a great run of Advent posts. I can’t seem to stop the collage making, though! On the 27th I made six more collages, and then today made another in anticipation of the New Year. The Buddha form cut out of different papers fascinates me! I am currently fantasizing about taking my  September 2012 Vogue to a laser cutter and getting thousands of those Buddhas cut.  I have no idea what I would do with them, but 100 Hours in the Woodshed is right around the corner…

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve. We will be keeping with our commitment to rest and quiet by staying home, making delicious food, dressing in white and practicing recapitulation. We will be using Sally Kempton’s Out with the Old from December’s Yoga Journal to help guide us.

So recapitulation, or taking a look at the successes and failures of the past, taking stock and then looking to how these successes/failures can help my intentions for the new year. As a teacher, I look at every semester as an opportunity to begin a new, but as this calendar year dawns, I have other intentions that I want to bring to my being from deep within my heart. I’ll be using Kelly McGonigal’s Willpower Instinct to help.

Let me know if you are interested in being part of a discussion group related to this.

I am still restless, and now feel the need to amp up my intentions to work through whatever that restlessness is trying to tell me. One thing for certain, rest and play, and in that order, are higher on my list than ever. And, my mind is backed by my will, so I’m expecting miracles.



  1. michele says:

    Melanie, I’m so interested in spending time with you and your work! let’s get together….

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