We all start The New Year with firm resolutions, projects, schedules and dreams. I usually have my lot and I pencil my diary with deadlines, lists of planned actions and a few questions marks. Besides that, I always make wise resolutions regarding my diet…
After having finished all the chocolates and biscuits I was flooded with at Christmas, I usually decide to stick to soups, steamed vegetables and lean meat and fish. It generally lasts a week or two as I capitulate in the face of my stubborn scale which refuses to take a step back and release me from a few pounds. When you are carved in stone(s), going on a diet becomes wishful shrinking! So better concentrate on more rewarding matters.
This is why I have decided NOT to make any good resolutions in 2014 (it does not mean I have decided to take bad ones!). I will just take a day at a time and make the most of it. But this does not exclude new ideas and projects. I have not completed my sensory trail yet. I will share my new (ad)ventures with you along the weeks… And I will add the French version. Sorry my compatriots and my Belgian, Swiss and French Canadian friends for not having been bilingual from the beginning.
I just need a few extra days to unwind after a very busy 2013 year. There is no better place for me to gather my spirits than my Bonnie Island. So after entering The New Year in the best way, ie in the company of dear friends, I savour the peace of Islay. Peace may not be the right word when the island is constantly swept by gales, when high tides leave heaps of seaweed on the roads, when the skies open and pour a deluge of rain and hailstones.
But how could one be tired of watching mighty waves crash against the rocks in a flurry of froth?
So, let me take invigorating walks in pursuit of the winter lights. Light is evanescent and harder to seize in winter but so precious, so deep and touching.
Savour like me these images. I am sure you can find the appropriate dram to match these atmospheres.
Hunting haunting lights certainly inspire and feed my sensory explorations.
I will be back soon. Enjoy!