A poem for New Year’s Eve – Crossing the Blyth at sunset, at the turn of the year

Once again, we are marking the turning of the year amid uncertainty, upturned plans and that strange mixture of being on repeat with the pandemic, and knowing that this season will be different from what has gone before. Looking back, I find this poem has helped me once more this year, and so I’m sharing it with you again.
May we all have a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. May we hold on to what is good, and hold a steady course in uncertain times.

I’d like to thank you all for your support, for taking the time to read this blog over the past year. I hope it blesses you in the year to come, too.

Andrea Skevington

All the photos in this post were taken by my husband on a wild and stormy day at Walberswick.

This is a strange New Year’s Eve. It’s disconcerting to think how little we anticipated what this year would bring at it’s beginning. It throws our attempts at planning and new resolutions into all kinds of disarray, if we try to look ahead. So I’m attempting to leave the future where it is today. I’m trying to look deeper, at some of the lessons this year of a long pause, a long hesition. I’m noticing that there are things I can take forward…. the things I miss and therefore know their worth, the things I don’t miss as much as I expected. Knowing the value of community, connection, kindness more keenly, I’ll look for ways to nurture them in these new days. Knowing how the natural world has sustained me this…

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2 thoughts on “A poem for New Year’s Eve – Crossing the Blyth at sunset, at the turn of the year

  1. Thank you for the photos Andrea, i am currently in yet in another self-isolation and the pics brought a bit of fresh air into my bedroom. Let’s hope for more nurturing of the connections in 2022.

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