Last Week of 2016


| 12/27/2016 12:12:00 PM


Connie Mooresunset on the water

On this last week of 2016, as we engage in familiar routines, I work in the kitchen amid aromas of spicy chili and sweet corn bread, pumpkin buckle and a freshly brewed pot of coffee.

In some ways, this week is no different from the same week of years past. We look at the weather, feed the birds, pay bills, and wait for January’s tax paperwork to appear. A bonus is the occasional seed catalog.

We try to go for a walk at least once a week. Walking in the park where a few crows sit atop bare skeletons of trees, eyeing us, can be a healing, calming act. Or walking in the small cemetery down the road, where quiet, peaceful air moves gently over personalized stones, some a hundred years old. Or strolling down by the pond where geese softly move over grasses to find a bit of something to eat.

two canadian geese



Looking back over the past year, we ask ourselves what is it we learned from warm spring days in the garden (plants start out in funny shapes); from hectic days of computer mishaps (machines have a mind of their own); from the realization that nothing about the state’s dumping thousands of us retirees over into the Medicare system will work out to our benefit (who can you trust nowadays?).





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