Friday, January 1, 2016

Rolling in the New Year

Approaching the New Year is like coming across a beautiful moss covered stone somewhere in a quiet forest. 

No one had touched this special stone yet.  It had never moved !  

2016 had been waiting a long long time.   

Today it started rolling, magically, all on its own. There is very little we can do about it. 

And as it gathers momentum, it will lose all its moss. 

I hope to find some of those pieces and hold them carefully in my hands. I want to think about where they came from. 

We need to infuse our lives, and the things we make with that same essence, and learn to wait with the same mossy patience and breathless anticipation. 


  1. Beautifully said. May all the best find you and yours in 2016.

  2. John and Mary, This New Year I wish that God showers you with His choicest Blessings, Fate never takes you for a bumpy ride, Cupid strikes you with his sweetest arrow, Lady Luck bestows upon you health and wealth, your Guardian Angel keeps your mind alert and bright.

  3. John, looking forward to a great year in stone!

    1. Thank you Shari. Do you have any stone projects for the new year?