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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's a brand new year...

and yet, it is silly ole me grinning back at myself from the mirror between us. Same wrinkles, same independent hair and same elfish ears. The fact that I am grinning makes me feel like I got the joke. Maybe the mirror needs a scrub though.
This morning I found a wonderful quote in my inbox:

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."

~ Ellen Goodman

With that in mind, I went through my favorite pictures of last year and found one that I think reflects just that sentiment...in blurry pixels, of course.

Sometimes it is good to remember how small you are, which should never keep you from climbing.

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At 15:10, Blogger Doug said...

Happy New Year, penguin. The mountains look small above you. Maybe its the pony tail.

At 15:36, Blogger Mo'a said...

Happy New Year...I hope all your wishes come true in 2008. Great photo...I feel I have seen it before.

At 15:53, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Happy New Year dear Minka! May it be nothing short of beautiful...

At 16:26, Blogger actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit, happy 2008 to you, Minka! That's a gorgeous picture.

At 16:43, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, it´s my egocentric thinking that makes nature look small and climbable :) Happy New Year, big guy!

Móa, yes you have seen it before. And all the best to you in 2008!

Miz B: Gledilegt nytt ar. May it bring peace of mind, body and soul to all of us.

actonbell, thank you. I hope a great year is ahead of you!

At 16:43, Anonymous neva said...

Happy New Year & Rabbit, Rabbit... dearest Penguin!

beautiful picture of a beautiful girl -- thinking that quote you shared is rather perfect for the occasion, too!

despite a potentially rocky start (nothing like spening hours upon hours trying to sleep in an airport, eh?) 2008 promises to be nothing short of spectacular! ; ) xox

At 18:00, Blogger Logophile said...

I love the sentiment!
Happy New Year, Penguin dear.
Scuse me now while I go find something to climb.

At 18:20, Blogger Minka said...

neva, 2008 holds promises I never dared to believe in. It´s gonna be a grand year. I can feel it!

logo, thank you my dear and of the bloggers I know better, you were never one that was afraid of climbing to begin with. May life continue to be a blast!

At 19:37, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

New Years are nice, but sometimes I feel like I got a hand-me-down.

At 21:32, Anonymous quilly said...

Great photo. Great sentiment.

Happy New Year, Minka. Keep climbing.

At 22:00, Blogger Minka said...

Tom and Icy, every year has about the same amount of days...it's what we make of them that defines a year ;)

quilly, I will as long as my heart is strong and my muscles contract...I'll face the mountains in my path!

At 22:52, Anonymous Joel said...

Happy New Year Minka! We had mexican food last night...sorry you weren't here to enjoy.

At 22:54, OpenID Brian said...

Happy New Year Monika. I hope 2008 is filled with joy and passion.

At 23:06, Blogger Nessa said...

I wish you a very Happy New Year, Penguin. Lovely picture.

At 23:13, Blogger Minka said...

Joel, typical. I go away and you put Mexican food on the table. You sure don't share well. Just tell me one thing...was there sour cream?!

Brian, same to you and Diane.

nessa, I hope 2008 will turn out to be the year yet :)

At 23:19, Blogger Cindrarella said...

Beautiful post, Minka! And beautiful picture. You write good stuff.

That said, come play the game!

Happy New Year, darlin'!

At 02:42, Blogger AP3 said...

I'm with cindrarella... beautiful picture and post. Happy New Year, and RABBIT, RABBIT!

At 02:48, Blogger Minka said...

cindra, sure came by...got my 18 words and will attempt my very best.

AP3, thanks you. Happy lagomania to you and an awesome 2008!

At 03:52, Blogger G said...

I just read that quote today myself and rather liked it. Perfect as is your picture.

Happiest and most wonderful of New Years to you and your loved ones. XOX

At 12:28, Blogger Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Oh my dear, Forget your Fear,
Let all your Dreams be Clear,
Never put Tear, Please Hear,
I want to tell one thing in yr ear,

At 12:35, Blogger Lisa Skvísa said...

Lovely photo... happy new year shnookums... when are you back? Call me!! xxx

At 13:04, Blogger Minka said...

G, May 2008 be filled with violin play and rhythmic laughter in your car.

RRP, welcome. I hope you have had a great new start into teh New Year.

Lisa Skvisa, hi sweety. I came back December 31st. I am here now, well partly :)

At 13:08, Blogger I Dive At Night said...

Wow, great quote and lovely pic! Happy New Year Minka!!!


At 18:41, Blogger Hammett said...

a lovely picture.. Hope you had a great new year's eve.. happy new year.. cheers!! :)

At 19:58, Blogger ariel said...

Belated rabbit, rabbit and Happy New year!

That's a great photo, looks like you're just over the desert, yet clean and fresh. Nah really, great photo!

At 20:27, Blogger Minka said...

Morgan, thank you and all teh best to you in 2008.

hammett, welcome to this site and my best wishes for a great year.

ariel, it is actually taken in the desert. babysteps are important in growth, I'll tell you when I embark on Everest ;)

At 00:01, Anonymous Heike said...

Minka min,
ich wünsche Dir ein frohes neues Jahr 2008 voller Gesundheit und unvergesslich schöner Momente! Bleib wie Du bist!
Dicke Umarmung aus der alten Heimat

At 00:09, Blogger Minka said...

Meine liebe Heike,

Bleibe auch Du so wie Du bist, denn so bist einzigartig. Hab dich furchtbar lieb und hoffe das 2008 eine Begnung mit sich bringt. Prost Neujahr!

At 02:11, Anonymous Shayna said...

"Sometimes it is good to remember how small you are, which should never keep you from climbing"

I love that "quote"... mind if I use it? :)

Happy New Year to you!!!!!

At 18:41, Blogger Minka said...

shayna...everything I have, is free for using...whatever you need rigth now!

At 14:24, Blogger Gufobardo said...

Buon ANNO! from Italy...from a big Island, Sardinia...we are small, but we can change the world into a wonderful place, if we want! Stef


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