To Everyone


Our calendars tell us that 2017 is drawing to a close, and while I know that hours, days, weeks, months and years were designed purely to make the progression of time less confusing, yet still I will celebrate the arrival of 2018, along with the rest of the world.

I have so much to celebrate. It almost feels greedy to be the recipient of this degree of wellness.

I’ll rinse off the detritus of the early part of the year, and also the dirt of the sixteen years that preceded it, holding only happy memories in the archive of my brain. There will be no sad or fearful past to grieve over. It will be gone. My children will create a betterย  future for themselves.

Next year will begin, continue and conclude joyfully.

I’d like to mark the occasion by standing on a hilltop with my children, standing in a circle, holding hands as we wait for the sunrise. At the first sight of dawn we would break apart, and dance wildly around each other. That will not be possible, but I’ll think of something to make the filigree bonds that tie us as a family, glow silver in the light of a new era.

That’s a week away. Meanwhile, let’s celebrate Christmas.

Love and peace to you all, tomorrow and always,

Jane xoxo


ยฉJane Paterson Basil

22 thoughts on “To Everyone

  1. Oh Jane I’m awake too early.!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 6.00am๐Ÿ˜Ž Merry Christmas to you all. I’m sending you lots of hugs and I sincerely love your company here. And if I was there I’d kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜ you with genuine affection, so here, enjoy this dreamy one. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜šor two, three or four and more xxxx.

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    1. Haha, I’m awake too late. It’s just turned midnight, and I’m home from a friend’s birthday celebration. It was lovely to turn on my computer and find such a warm message waiting for me. Have a lovely day, Ivor. I return your kisses tenfold xxx

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  2. what a lovely idea, even if only dancing in your mind, just the idea sounds so filled with joy โค dancing with the world under a full moon as the new year dawns brighter โค


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