2016, a Year for Endings and Beginnings
I wait until the end of the month to do my blog post. I prefer viewing from hindsight… you know what they say, “It’s 20/20”. However, it is also a function of having more to write about at the end of the month than at its outset. In addition to that, for the past few months, I have commented on how fast the time has gone. I don’t know if time is accelerating, or if I’m slowing down. Given my age, it may just be me.
Most months I have collected enough experiences by the end to have something to write about, muse upon. This month, not so much. Like most folks, I follow what’s going on in the news… lots of politics in our faces right now. One of my friends always says that one should never discuss religion, sex or politics if there is a desire to avoid an argument. So, I won’t go there. I don’t have anything earth-shattering or insightful to add to the fray, other than, if Trump gets elected, I’m moving to a different country. I thought about not doing a blog post this month, but it is a habit I need to discipline myself to keep.
January welcomed in the year, 2016, which has been pointed out as being a “9 year”. That means that, in study of numerology, when you add all of the digits in 2016 together they equal the sum of 9. The number 9 in numerology is about the completion of a cycle… with the ending of one cycle being the beginning of the next. And, since we are wading into the metaphysical, or as my friends would say, “Rosie, your New Age Woo-woo side is showing,” there is also the astrological connection between the number 9 and the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is an extremely intense sign that is about the right use of power, birth, death, rebirth and transformation. So, with what we are seeing happening nationally and internationally, this may well be an intense year in which many cycles come to an end thereby leaving room for new beginnings, where the use or misuse of power is emphasized, and where we see major transformations in many arenas. My hope is that the transformations are positive.
Normally, right about now something in the blog post would have given me pause for thought about one poem or another, and I would be writing, “I think I feel a poem coming on…” Not tonight. I will close with wishes to all for an outstanding 2016.