Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Starts Off Like A New Pair Of Shoes

THE NEW YEAR stretches before us like 365 bright pennies twinkling with promise of good days ahead. The symbolism of newly minted coins (in Canada, no longer pennies), spotless calendars and reinvigorated resolutions is as buoyant as a new pair of shoes destined to flatten with wear.

Even if hardships and disappointments from 2014 have not faded, hope is often at its peak when life grants us a fresh calendar year. That is when we are more likely to see the world anew as if through the eyes of a child. The picture (above) shows a slushy day brightly conveyed by 15-year-old artist Kyra. Her painting was in a calendar given to me after paying our yearly car insurance fee at the Automobile Association (BCAA). Each month shows a different child’s drawing making it one of the year’s most charming calendars in my view.


Surveying the skies, I spotted these two characters (above) during my New Year's Eve morning walk.

The crows were oblivious to human joy and suffering or the need for footwear.

Each species perceives the world differently, which makes existence deeply fascinating and a tangled mystery seemingly impossible to unravel.

In the evening, I went for another walk to find 2014 coming to a close beautifully and peacefully at Kwomais Point Park.


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20 comments:

  1. Great photos and am impressed that such a young girl painted the art in your first photo. Happy New Year!

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  2. Great shots and words. I love the shoes painting.

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  3. I love the art on the calender, what a cute idea.. Your sky shots are lovely..I wish you and your family a very happy & healthy New Year!

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  4. Beautiful skies! Happy New Year:-)

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  5. I love your optimistic outlook for 2015! Happy New Year!!

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  6. The birds look quite grand on the branch and gorgeous sunset colours.

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  7. Beautiful thoughts about new starts! Wishing you a fabulous year of gorgeous skies and comfortable footwear! ;-)

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  8. A wonderful photo to start a new year. Hope Penelope's umbrella will not need to be used too often in 2015!!

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  9. What a beautiful meditation on the New Year. And how beautifully your photos illustrate your thoughts. Happy 2015.

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  10. I agree...there is nothing like a new, good pair of shoes to start off the New Year...which reminds me, I need to buy some!!! Love the shoe painting...and that sunset sky is glorious!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  11. It is inescapable, isn't it.. that feeling of a clean slate on January 1st. I used to get the same feeling on the first day of school in September. But as you say, perceptions of each species, and perhaps even to some extent, each culture, can be so very different. A great post to remind us to take a walk in different shoes, perhaps even different feet, every once in a while :) P.S. Loved your photos!

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  12. What a fabulous year-end gift from the BCAA! I like her painting, and your photos as well. The right crow looks watchful but the left one looks relaxed with charming eyes. The sunset scene looks like a promise of the wonderful year. Cheers to New Year!


    Yoko

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  13. Oh I LOVE the photo of the boots picture! I hope you'll show us more of the calendar!

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  14. What a talented artist that child is and what a talented photographer you are capturing that fabulous sun set.

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  15. Wonderful photos ~ Creativity abounds in your family ~ gorgeous!

    Happy New Year to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  16. Wonderful photos! Like the ravens!

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