A new year’s post?

Well, this is a little disconcerting, a new year’s post in March.

But as the turn of the year fell during my recent unanticipated absence, i didn’t want to miss taking note of it now that i’m back.

Marking off the segments of our lives by the calendar can seem arbitrary — has anything really changed other than the date? — yet we do seem to have a deep-seated inclination to do so. Or, as with resolutions, it’s that we take advantage of the flip of that particular calendar page to deliberately impose a reboot.

The following untitled poem by my dear friend Kris Harmelink (shared with her permission) touches on these ideas.


One moment

Bleeds to the next

But I draw up

A distinction,

I break those unsuspecting

Moments apart


That was then

But this is now:

A newness


Happy new moment!


2 thoughts on “A new year’s post?

  1. Dear Katherine:
    Many New Years moments like the birth of the first baby of 2016, a football game and even the Polar Bear
    Plunge occured on that very day, January 1st, 2016. Others,
    such as the creative processes of writing adhere to their own
    set of standards and thus appear according to their own
    timeline. Thank you for sharing your friends poem and also
    including your New Years greetings and thoughts. Reading
    them was a “happy new moment” for me.


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