new year – 2015

It is a new year and it feels good. Fresh starts and a rubbing of the eyes – a time for shaking off the sort of cobwebs that don’t do us any good. From where I write (Northern US), every single day going forward, the sun will set later and later. We are on the other side of the light now. It will get sunnier. At the start of this new year, here are some words that my friend Katy Lyle wrote that I wanted to share with you. I found this passage to be all the things she said she wanted it to be.

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 I want to post something encouraging, heartening, beautiful… Something to help us all lean into the wind if need be – or go with it if not – ever bolstered by hope and the presence of each other… May these days be good ones for you. May you be understood. May you be met halfway. May financial worries ease, and frictions too. May pains lessen and loss be felt less keenly. May friendships surprise you often and love undo you completely, friends – I wish you well!  

Katy Lyle, New York City, December 2014

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4 thoughts on “new year – 2015

  1. Dear Ileana, My beloved friend. I did not expect my thoughts to be honored in this way. Thank you so much for this beautiful page! I hope your New Year is all you could hope as well. With much love, Katy

  2. Dearest Katy. I only had one brother, but I have two sisters and they are you and Raquel. Much much beloved. Your words are so inspiring and I’m honored to present them here. I hope that you will consider doing some guest posting here. You are a beautiful writer.

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