We have waltzed through 2023. It's mostly been smooth. The rest of the world may seem to have thrown itself into a frantic Rave, but we've managed to glide through with a constant 1-2-3-1-2-3, taking most of the turns without stepping on too many toes. We began the year with a dream vacation, dancing to whale song and swaying palms, as we celebrated birthdays and retirement. As the year neared its end, we reveled in the joy of our daughter's princess wedding. It was a beautiful day, as close to perfect as any day could be. The year drew to a close, Thanksgiving and Christmas filled with family, love holding us close; we look forward to what the new year will bring. It seems fitting that the final day of 2023 is 12-31-23, 1—2—3—1—2—3. It's fine pace, smooth and lilting, easy to follow. Let us waltz into the new year with that lilting joy in our hearts. May it lift us up and ease us through the difficult turns when the ballroom seems too chaotic. 1—2—3—1—2—3. 1—2—3—1—2—3. 1—2—3—1—2—3.
~Elise Skidmore ©2023
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!