Island Blog – Step Out of the Ordinary

Well, here we are……it all begins again…..or does it? To me this sounds like we are in Groundhog Year. But, but, but, no year is the same as the one past, not least because we move into it with more wrinkles, or less, more confidence, or less, more enthusiasm, or less. Whichever what way we approach a new year, a new chance for change, we are not the same people who left the old one. We have lost something, someone, or gained something and someone. We have moved house, changed jobs, learned something new, as I have. I have learned that this pair of spectacles work best in the kitchen for my mobile phone, whereas these ones with stronger lenses, resting in their red case in the sitting room, work best for my laptop and for lighting candles.

Over the years I have met what I saw as cynicism about things like birthdays, Christmas and the new year. We don’t acknowledge them, I heard say and I thought how very sad that is. For me, any chance of celebration is a chance to bring magic into a sad old world that might just say, as a new year approaches, Oh here we go again, in a maudlin sort of voice. I cannot, will not do this, not ever. If life is not about celebration then what the heck is it all about? We spend endless days inside the Januarys and Februarys of Ordinary. Surely we can rise and sparkle a few times a year? Or is it that we don’t have any sparkle left? Well, I have something to say about that. Sparkle, people, comes from inside us, from our child heart. Expecting it to come from outside of ourselves may well be the problem. If you want sparkle, then sparkle.

I wish you all the happiest and most marvellous 2021. I wish that you find your sparkle, even feeling foolish in doing so, regardless of being laughed at or mocked or rejected. Sparkle, people. This world needs the sparklers. We all have a part to play in this new year. What part will you play? Same old cynic or someone, however old, who can find the magic and bring it to the grey streets? We, who know what I am saying are precious. Be foolish, be fun, be spontaneous.

And very happy new year to you all.

7 thoughts on “Island Blog – Step Out of the Ordinary

  1. Happy New year to you Judy. I sometimes think you are talking about me with your words. I shall continue to sparkle in spite of the dark looks I receive for being silly. And long may you sparkle x
    Sandra

  2. You have yet again expressed my own thoughts exactly, I am all for sparkle, here by myself this New Year’s Eve, surrounded by lights, candles, special meal on the best china, and surprised by lovely chats on the phone. Special days should always be celebrated, there are quite enough of the grey ones. I am the sort of person who dresses for the day she would like to have, regardless of weather or lockdown. I wish you health, happiness, hope and actual hugs in huge quantities in the year ahead. And thank you for your blog, I find it really helpful.

  3. Gosh I do love your writings mrs..
    you always seem to say the right thing just for me! I’m not a narcissist but I know synchronicity when I hear it.
    Thankyou Judy or mrs fairbairns xx
    Joanna xx

    Sent from my iPhone

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