I offer up this bit of prose from Ms. Diane Janes-Tucker for January 1, 2009.
NOW IS THE TIME
Now is the time to take off the mask and open your eyes,
to look into the face of darkness,
to step out of the muddy ruts and forge ahead.
Now is the time to shake the dust from your heart,
to open the back door and let the gypsies in,
to welcome home the cast of characters you left behind long ago.
Now is the time to hear the sweet sound of solitude,
to put on the coat you know you’ll never outgrow,
to move on the firm ground and arrive at the place that is yours.
Thanks to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago for coordinating Muse Day. Happy New Year.