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Farmette 1769

by Monica Melograna-Ward

Guineas coop in progress = sign opportunity

Guinea fowl coop in progress = signage opportunity

This is our yearly reminder to let go – and to move on. To our hopes and fears. To our dreams and disappointments. To our failures and triumphs. To our sadness and joy.

We welcome the New Year with all its possibilities.

I actually made it up to midnight. Watching the Times Square ball drop celebration would have been lovely. But we gave up regular TV a few years ago and could not locate a live feed through our Roku box.

We decided to watch a movie instead. The Polar Express is a heartwarming film. It allowed us to stretch out the season’s spirit and stay awake at the same time. I savored those last drops of holiday magic.

We then toasted 2013 with sparkling wine (and sparkling juice for our young son). It was finally time to sleep, but remembering a last minute chore, I wandered outside. And there was this beautiful moon.






It not only captured my attention, but my imagination. I thought of the Steven Hawking series that I started watching the other day. He described the planets revolving around each sun/star. There are 100 billion stars in our galaxy. And there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe.

Thinking about the vastness of it can make one feel small and insignificant. That makes what you choose to do with your life all the more important. We may be tiny specs of dust, but we all have the power to create our own little worlds.

We also possess the power to remind ourselves, all year long, that all around us – there is magic.

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