Sunday, January 02, 2011

Sunday Safari

My birthday roses are opening.
I am admiring them
while I put away Christmas.

We have decided to study Fungi

water and
caves in 2011.

I have adopted the attitude of health.
Eating my water is delicious!

Pomegranates are a delightful nibble

and peeled grapefruit make a tasty snack.

It is very cold outside.
Once again I will bundle up for walking.

I have made a commitment to living
a sustainable, waste free, full use,
delicious life.

For me it is awareness
and a willingness to change old habits.

My daughter gave me two skeins of alpaca yarn
and a yarn bowl made by a local artist, for my birthday.

 It is enough for me to sit by the window and knit.
It is enough to watch the birds come and go.
I am content.

It is a new age for me.
Time to let go of the sadness
of the past.

I send blessings every day.
I do not forget but I am finding joy.

I am gladdened by the simple story
of a life well lived.

I also want to write a poem
on my hat.
I also want to take a long walk.

In 2004 my daughter sent me a 
tiny book she made.
She sent me a leather journal 
so I would have a place for my haiku.

In 2011,  I shall write a haiku
every evening with my new mechanical pencil
my husband gave me for my birthday.
This is my way of expressing wabi sabi.

I am celebrating each day.

Happy Sunday Safari.


Mel said...

Dear Sherry,

I too am learning to celebrate each day and let go of the sadness of the past, trying to be grateful for the blessings and the hapiness that I had, that I have and that I will have.



Lisa at Greenbow said...

Haiku fun can take you away from any sadness. A good way to work it out, generate peace.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I enjoyed your post, Sherry! I also try to make my life more simple. Have a very happy 2011!

Tammie Lee said...

your life and ideas sound wonderful. I look forward to you sharing with us about water and fungi.

Happy Birthday dear Sherri
Wishing you a wonderful 2011~

Rose said...

What a wonderful way to begin the New Year, Sherry! I, too, have vowed to eat healthier this year; I should check out the books you have shown here. I am knitting, too, but I'm so slow--I'm hoping to get Granddaughter's scarf done before spring:) Love the yarn bowl! May 2011 bring you peace and much joy, Sherry.

Barb said...

The pen in the hummingbird stand is lovely - it will write many intricate and meaningful Haiku. (Perhaps even on your hat!) Happy Birthday to you.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Sherry!
I love the hummingbird stand & a handcrafted journal to write in sounds wonderful ♥ Enjoy~