“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real,
and you’re just a reflection of him?”

Bill Watterson


Looking back towards the year that disappeared around the bend, I ask myself wanting to understand

“What were the lessons that came with the days gone by?”

Truth be told I want to forget the blur of the first 6 months; it was filled with sadness, struggle and loss of spirit

Thankfully our trip to Europe got the artist in me up from the low I had been feeling

The lesson I had to learn I clearly see now, was about acceptance

Accepting my parents’ life was not mine to change even if I thought I knew better

Acceptance that my roots and where I grew is also part of who I am inside, no need to escape it anymore

All in all I’d say I did learn something after all…Who knew?




      1. Glad to hear it, Anyes. Joy is where it is at. After acceptance, comes joy. Whipee.
        I’m in the same boat as you. Last year was…let’s just say interesting. But I feel a new dawn, a new day…I’m feeling GOOD. {{{Hugs}}}


  1. I adore Calvin and Hobbes, and smiled as soon as I saw this quote, and loved the image too. And, as someone who flinches away from her own reflection, this post pulled me up short and made me think. True, true and something to work on.
    I hope that 2013’s lessons for you are gentler ones and that you have a magical year.


  2. Reading your post reminded me of a Buddha quote that I’ve always loved and often read for my own good…”No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” We never quit learning do we? Thank you for reminding me!


  3. Or her? Yes I have. I’ve looked in the mirror and wondered that too. Often when I look in the mirror, really look, I think I can still see me as a girl. A very young child. Is that weird? Ah well…so be it. It’s fun to see her now and then.


  4. You know, some of the best lessons we learn in life, we don’t realize we’ve learned until months or years later when we can look back and see with different eyes. Acceptance is one of those lessons. Sometimes we have to experience lessons in acceptance quite a few times throughout our lives before it clicks and we say “Oh I see!” — and that quote and photograph mirror your words (and yes, pun fully intended!) — I like the idea that maybe we really do see the other part of ourselves when we look in a puddle or a mirror. I like that idea very much! xo Here is to learning…may we never cease to surprise and amaze ourselves!


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