One part of me appreciates the human need to measure and track things like distance, space and time in set increments. I can also appreciate and respect the measurement of time in natural cycles.
Years ago, I came across in interesting quote about time by a lady named Sarah Ban Breathnach:
"Chronos is clocks, deadlines, watches, calendars, agendas, planners, schedules, beepers. Chronos is time at her worst. Chronos keeps track. ...Chronos is the world's time. Kairos is transcendence, infinity, reverence, joy, passion, love, the Sacred. Kairos is intimacy with the Real. Kairos is time at her best. ...Kairos is Spirit's time. We exist in chronos. We long for kairos. That's our duality. Chronos requires speed so that it won't be wasted. Kairos requires space so that it might be savored. We do in chronos. In kairos we're allowed to be ... It takes only a moment to cross over from chronos into kairos, but it does take a moment. All that kairos asks is our willingness to stop running long enough to hear the music of the spheres."
Deep and far out. Sarah is the author of a book called "The Simple Abundance Daybook" and has a web site: www.simpleabundance.com
Once again and since I don't function well in large, noisy crowds, I will be ringing in the new year at home with family and felines. We will celebrate with music, colourful Christmas lights, tasty treats and a bottle of Ice Cuvée VQA.
I will let my structured and creative sides merge long enough to explore New Year mandalas. I'm willing to try just about anything once.
Another celebration will be upon us in less than a month. The quiet, creative and brave Year of the Rabbit will make way for the Water Dragon. With the Year of the Rabbit novel behind me, I look forward to exploring new projects and realms in 2012 and beyond.
Wishing a Happy, Healthy New Year to family, friends and kindred spirits.
One problem is... I may not be able to help finish that bottle of bubbly for very long after midnight. We may have to open it sooner. Besides, it's already New Years somewhere in the world ;o)