Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Writing on the walls....

I woke up to sunshine and followed the trail of abandoned combat boots, clothes, helium balloons asleep on the floor, to the kitchen.....to the first New Day of the New Year. Confetti is still fallin' from my hair, joining the cat hair in a midair ballet. It's nice. This promise of tomorrow. I open the windows and smile at the unkempt yard and the free newspapers piled at the edge of the driveway. I clink! my coffeecup to the blue sky and throw a kiss... "Good-bye friend" I whisper to the old year, the tried and tired and true year. I'm not being unfaithful, it's just time to move on...

I run my fingers over the broken blue tile and Michelob caps, the fresh sandy grout.....and smile again. My Dear John letter to 2007 and love letter to 2008 etched forever on the walls of this old house. Let there be peace.......

43 comments:

eric1313 said...

You're not just an artist...

You are surrounded by art, you are art... on the walls inside and out, the ceiling, the floor, the doors, windows, your sidewalks. Etched on everything around you is the signature of your soul.

No wonder your neighbors love you!

And there, too, are the words, the letters, to prove how much you mean to everyone you meet.

They all want to save the last dance for you, but it's a new song now, and the dance has just started again with fresh feet. Somehow, they never grow tired...

eric1313 said...
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eric1313 said...

The song is always your favorite, no matter what song it happens to be.

Clink! ya later!

btw
Sweet banner, the new look is hard to ignore! It's the New and Improved Hippie Parade with one hundred percent more peace and love!

Anonymous said...

Sister...that sealed up window shows more now than it ever did before! We can all look into and see peaceful blues of the sky & the sea and all of that good, soothing stuff in between!

To 2008! May it be Great!
Skinny

drips of paint said...

Happy, Happy New Year to you..

X. Dell said...

Interesting. The theme of remnants in this post (unkepmt yard, confetti hair) make me think of 1/1/08 as the day after, the morning reminder of a one night stand with 2008.

Maybe I have an overactive imagination. Beautiful imagery here, though.

singleton said...

Eric...Ha! Only the neighbors that plan on staying forever love me, the ones that bought their houses for investments cringe! Remember, me? The girl who mowed the giant peace sign in the yard? :) And after typing half tanked last night, I woke up this morning feeling incredibly techno savvy ~ Ta~dah~ The banner! Better late than never! Happy New Year, my friend!

Sweet SLB.....well of course I ran out of grout before I was finished and you know it may live in that limbo for......well, forever quite possibly! And I'm still seeing a fountain growing out of this wall.....gotta figure it out! Isn't it funny that I seal off the only window in the house Jonah never crawled out of? :) ILYSVVM! and yup, my phone went dead right after I said "What's that funny tinking sound I keep hearing" and poof! we were gone!

Drips!.....Yeah! Happy New Year friend! So wonderful to see your smile! I hope everythings been going good for you and the hiatus was creative,comforting, and just what you needed! Welcome, back!

xdell.....Hah! Well, welcome to over-imagination city! Yup, I kind of looked at it like that too....Only I'm gonna have a long long love affair with 2008, not just a one night stand!

Peace~love my friends
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Persichetti says...

Happy New Year to you dear friend and thanks for making the years spent with you ones I will never want to forget!

i beati said...

whoo whoo new loo coolness .lest we never forget.....

singleton said...

Persichetti....you're the bomb, girl, and we've had some good ones! Remember the New Years we (me) with you saying "don't" called Germany after we (you and me) drank all that pink Champagne? LOL! And that was the end of a perfectly wonderful relationship with both the boy and the bottle! Wishing you and littleman a wonderful, wonderful New Year, blessed in every way and BTW, what happened with Bettermoon? That was you, yes?

ibeati...Clink! To peace, my friend, may we all find it!

peace~love my friends
let it be

eric1313 said...

clink!

Get some sleep and clink me latter! I fianly have my email hooked up to my comments, so it'll let me know when you give me a holler!

Maybe a midnight ramble will work out for the both of us.

Maithri said...

Let there be peace...

I'll drink to that my friend!

I love the meaning of your name... Unique...

And you are Singleton,

In all the world there is none like you,

You write on our hearts,

with deep, soulful tenderness and grace

And we are changed for knowing you,

Sending you peace and love light, Maithri

Clink!

justrun said...

Happy New Year to you!
Here's to peace! :)

Shimmerrings said...

Beautiful new look! Feels fresh and clean! Happy New Year, Sing!

kj said...

love that banner. i'm thinking that would be quite a gift to any number of first grade teachers.

so it's a new year. i won't catch my breath for a while yet, so the best i can do is look around, recognize that you and so many other good searching people are letting go of the shore also, and let the current take me where i'm supposed to go.

ok. i can do that...

happy new year. today: you sun is better than my snow. i'm sure of it!

:)

singleton said...

Eric...You've replaced our tincan telephone line with email? OMG, I have so much catchin' up to do! Peace, my friend, I cheated on that one a long time ago! :) Clink!

Maithri....I've been told, but I've never looked it up, never read the meaning of my borrowed, gifted name....a thousand times I've wanted to change it, to run from it, free....but I have babies with this keepsake
and we share names
instead of blood,
charms around our hearts....
Peace and love light back to you my friend, a mirror in the wind....

justrun...I've missed you girl, I've been remiss in all my ramblings, but not in thought....and when I finally caught you on your Christmas coatails....it was wonderful! And yeah, we drink Margaritas, too! Clink! ya!

Shimmerings.....Did you ever get that little strand of lights put out? JSYK, I thought of you.....Wishing you a bright shiney new year....and lights!

KJ.....Ouija's for little ones? :) A sure fire way to learn the alphabet! I love it! We ALMOST HAVE SNOW! It dropped a gazillion degrees in two days, from 80 to 22! Go figure. The equator is fickle, I think! And trying to land itself in Guiness Book of World Records! Clink! To drifting my friend, it's good for the soul and peaceful, sometimes!

Peace~love
Happy New Years my friends

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

OMG I've missed reading your blog.
HOw busy is life? Ridiculous. It's no excuse.
Singleton, please have the most Happy New Year ever.
xoxo
Gillian

Shimmerrings said...

Oh, wow, I can't believe you remembered. How sweet! No, I didn't even come close to it, I just went with the small table sized white fiber optic, that I used for the previous two Christmases, with the same 10 tiny decorations I had last year (4 dragonflies, one owl, one antique-ish silver heart, two bright green, white, and red twirly ornaments, and one metal ornament that looks like a pretty present)... and I'm stretching it by having it out, still, but at least I changed the color to white lights (it stopped rotating last year, so I have to move it by hand, anyways, for the colors to change) and took the Christmasy ornaments off, 'cept for the silver heart. I just love looking at the lights, still, though he has complained. He definitely complained about playing Christmas music once Christmas was over... but, at least he made up an awesome Christmas song playlist, just for me, but that was probably more to save him, lol. I've got a whole year to work on him, though, for next year!

Princess Pointful said...

Clink!!
Happy 2008!

I'm glad to see the combat boots lasted long into the evening...

Oceanshaman said...

What a great morning offering for the New Year . . .

I clink my big aluminum 24-ounce travel mug, full of steaming ethiopian joe, to thee, my wild Floridian friend . . .

Paz & Sonrisas . . .

Orhan Kahn said...

.. and peace, there was :)

she said...

" My Dear John letter to 2007 and love letter to 2008 etched forever on the walls of this old house"

love that! -and you too

happy new year friend! peace, love, light and stories evernew...

love, ~s.

justacoolcat said...

Peace.

eric1313 said...

Hey sing, check this post out!

http://www.thelisashow.org/

She's a butterfly girl, for sure. And, if you hate leaving an email address in those pesky wordpress blogs, just use the butterfly bar email, so you aren't giving out your main mailbox. Once you enter it, you can comment on all of WP blogs, since it saves that quietly.

singleton said...

blue....And I'm guilty of the same! Bad, bad girls! Wishing you a wonderful new year, sweetie! And we'll make up for lost time on the rebound! Peace, my friend! And catch up! Clink! We'll do it!

Shimmerings....oh, I didn't forget about you, girl, in fact I thought about you! And I totally understand where he is coming from, opposed to the commercialism but I believe in the spirit, too! And that can't be stifled, it's like a butterfly, it's gotta be free...so I wished you happy mediums....and lights! Happy New Year, sweetie, "let's hope it's a good one!"

princess.....the boots were the bomb! Clink!

Oceans...."Paz & Sonrisas . . ." I'm gonna have to google that to see exactly what you're sayin', but until then I raise my glass to you and clink! And in the only language I know, I think that's cheers! to Peace and Sunrises, again and again and again!

Peace~love my friends
Let's give it a chance!

singleton said...

Orhan....And peace there will be:)
and laughter
and music.....
yeah, baby, it's gonna be a good one!

she...Oh, you know me by now, I couldn't possibly let go, without telling, and God knows, I can't fall in love without sharing! Happy New Year, let's hope we all fall in love with this one!

suchacoolcat....
Peace
and love.....
(I shoulda thrown that in the first time) :)

Eric....she's a doll! I gotta do some travelin' and babblin'! You got me on the word press thing, though, it just seems so......
thesis like! And maybe I miss the icons in the comment boxes....kinda like pictures in the middle of a really good paperback!

Peace~love my friends
Let's make it happen!

Shimmerrings said...

I guess your little spell worked. Clink!

eric1313 said...

Clink! Clink!

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Mmmm... "helium balloons asleep on the floor". I like that. On the 1st of January 2008, I walked home on the rail tracks, past brilliant open fields covered with snow, where foxes were busy making tracks of their own. And I thought to myself: this is my year. And may it be yours, too, with more peace and more love than you know what to do with. Clink!

Oceanshaman said...

Peace and smiles . . . in spanish . . .

Trevor Record said...

Really cool, especially the use of the bottle caps. You're alway using the bottle caps though, I've got a handful right here next to my computer as we speak you painted the insides of...

Anyhow, Happy New Years.

singleton said...

shimmerings....clink! Here's to ya, girl!

Eric....I missed ya that go round! Clinkity, tink!

Electric....Ha! They were as worn out from the night before as I was! I love how you just know when you see something, that it's a good sign, something just washes over you and Walah! everythings gonna be all good. On New Years Eve, I clomped out into the backyard with the dog, and The Bird of Paradise had sprouted two impromptu blooms, gorgeous, and I knew then........
The last time she bloomed was three years ago, just days before we were slammed with three horrific hurricanes in a row, one right after another, and I knew then.....we'd be OK. When we dug ourselves and the house out of the Mountains of debris....there they were.....the blooms, perfectly intact! Cheers! To the good stuff and may we both be blessed with "the year"! Clink!

Oceans.....I like that even better! Thank you, my friend!
Peace and love and smiles.....

Trevor....Those ole bottlecaps are the bomb! And I have to be creative with 'em, if I put them all in one place, somebody might get the bright idea to count 'em, and hey, what would that do to my reputation! Peace, my friend, and happy New Years!

Peace~love my friends
Share it!

Acquaintance said...

I love the part where you ran you fingers over the broken blue tile and Michelob caps, those words created such a great images in my mind and I like how those words roll off of my tounge as I say them.

Let there be peace indeed my friend.


Take care Singy. :D

Spadoman said...

I missed the party. I was in bed fast asleep before eleven o'clock on the Eve. I did drink a couple of glasses of wine and patted an old dog on his head, probably for the last time on New Years.

I greet the next day the same way, with a love letter, thanking my higher power for the new day, another day, another chance to live in peace. I am sad when I forget or don't start each and every day that way. I also say I'm gonna stop biting my nails.

Time and motion wait for no man
Copyright: Reggie Perrin

Peace to all in the circular universe

Acquaintance said...

PS - I didn't see it before but I love the new blog title background. :D


Mavin

Max-e said...

Hi Singleton
Here is wishing that 2008 will be such a great year for you that when you say goodbye,it will not be a dear John letter

singleton said...

mavin.....Ha! I love that part too.....the smooth glassy surface of the tile, like the bottom of a swimming pool, the cold metal of the caps, just popped, ice cold michs, and the white grout...like beach sand.....the walls of a dripcastle! Clink! PS it took me forever to catch on to that banner thing, finally I figured out i could s-t-r-e-t-c-h a drawing to reach across the page! Happy New yar friend!

Sweet Spado......It sounds like you brought the New Year in with peace, and what more could we ask of? And yes, everyday should be a new love letter to life, to each gifted new moment waiting right around the corner! Happy new years Spado clan, let's hope it's a good one!

Max.....ahhhh, even my Dear John's, are love letters.....2007 was a wild ride and I wouldn't trade it for anything, the good, the bad, the highs, the lows.....
the never ending circle! I'm cheering you on this year, My Friend, to new days, to new life, to joy and peace

Peace~love my friends,
the time is now

SpongyBones said...

Peace and more bottle caps in 2008!

singleton said...

spongy....clink! Here's to a mighty collection of both!

Mary said...

A beautiful way to start the new year. Cheers!

singleton said...

Mary...Wishing you a wonderful new year.....and still have lotsa blue I'd love to share.....! Peace~love

karoline said...

and peace to you sweet child of the heart..in all you do and all you say, may you know the difference you make in so many lives..

k:)

*clink* to 2008

singleton said...

karoline....
clink!
And may the year be blessed...
in ways we never dreamed of.....
because that's the way it happens...

Peace~love my friend,
you're wonderful!