reverb13: day 17


This post is part of Reverb 13:

Day 17: What word did you select to be your traveling companion in 2013?

What word will you choose to guide you through 2014?




I cannot choose just one.

And really, I prefer to let a word choose me.

So I shall wait, and listen.

Sometime in January, or February,

I will hear an echo.


This year was ordinary magic. And fifty.

But then, in truth, it was neither of those things.

In truth, it was chaos and catching up,

illness and patience,

writing and family.

It was, again and again, a beautiful mess.

A gift to be cherished, this life.

A gift.

5 Responses to “reverb13: day 17

  • brian miller Says:

    probably the best…choosing a word for the year should not be taken lightly or you will forget it soon enough and have no meaning…

  • honey Says:

    i am choosing the same one as last year, but this year, it will happen. last year’s choosing it guided me to the finish line.


  • Michael Says:

    Ah yes, life is rarely what you thought out before hand, but a gift, yes, with a crinkled bow and just enough magic tape to hold it all together. We love the gifts you bring.

  • Kat McNally Says:

    Once again, you have so poignantly summed up this thing we call life.
    I’ll be curious to see what word arrives for you in the new year… if it does at all. I was considering doing something revolutionary and not choosing a word at all! But one snuck in while my defences were down. 🙂

  • ayala Says:

    It will find you. I hope you have good health and much happiness in 2014.

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