To The Next


With the closing of any day, when the darkness approaches, I like the settling of it.  I like the comfort of having lived it.

Some days I can’t wait for the moment when I can close my eyes to it.  Review it.  Make mental adjustments.  Take those mental notes to appreciate something in it.  Sigh for a lost moment.  Cry for  a sad moment.

Other days I am loathe to close my eyes.  Hesitant to bring an end to the day I’ve just had, and spent to exhaustion.  Knowing that once the eyes are closed the day is relegated, having been thoroughly lived, to the memory of it.  And it is no longer actively being lived.

At this day’s end.

This day today.

I end it and all days.

Looking forward to the dawning.

We can’t have tomorrow without leaving today behind.

Tonight I settle in, tomorrow I rise.

It only takes this blink

To go from this day to the next.  Leaving and beginning in the very same moment.

Each day I leave, I leave with peace.

Each day I begin, I begin with peace.

Each day, I pray to be a part of peace.


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39 thoughts on “To The Next

  1. Beautiful Colleen and the time for new beginnings too.
    Happy New Year for you and yours.


  2. ivor20 says:

    May peace always be with you Colleen, as you traverse between dusk, the twilight zone, and dawn, the awakening zone, as a celestial time-traveler in her overnight time-machine, time-warping through the cosmos, capturing sparkling peace particles, sprinkling them over Mother Earth, while Father Time, watches the humanity time-bomb, as the peace-giving particles and atoms settle down upon the peoples of all creeds, sowing the seeds of goodwill and good deeds…… Happy New Year Colleen, and hopefully all our dreams will come true.


  3. ksbeth says:

    yes, such a good way to look at it, and so true. my favorite time is the dawn, always a chance for a new beginning.


  4. GP Cox says:

    and don’t forget to smile!!


  5. Happy new year Colleen.


  6. goldenbrodie says:

    Peace baby…those two words are among my most favorite. Adore your words and drawings and look forward each day to finding uplifting thoughts from you and lots of grins. Brodie and I wish you a blessed New Year and golden days ahead in 2018. Peace baby…


  7. Jodi says:

    Peace to you colleen. Beautiful!!!


  8. May peace be paramount for 2018, for you and yours, for all of us. Leaving and beginning in the very same moment, in peace.


  9. Ellen says:

    I entered your world this December after being intrigued by your comment on Jodi’s blog and clicking on “Chatter Master”…I am a perpetual blog wanderer. The first post I read was “A Cold Man”, I was both smitten and captivated. On this last day of the old year and the eve of the new year…Thank-YOU for sharing your art and your wisdom. Peace be yours.


  10. ww786318863 says:

    I really liked this! So sweet and kind of sad at the same time. I loved your line, We can’t have tomorrow without leaving today behind….beautiful!


  11. Yes, may peace find its way into all our hearts. Beautiful post Colleen. Happy New Year! ❤


  12. markbialczak says:

    Peace to the new day. Peace to the new year, MBC.


  13. Beautiful way of explaining this. 🙂 Happy New Year.


  14. anie says:

    a wonderful and completely new idea for me to be a part of peace. A gorgeous post Colleen!


  15. So very soothing! 🙂


  16. Debra says:

    I think there’s nothing more important and more necessary than spreading peace everywhere we go. I have a small collection of peace signs that I keep close as reminders! If I put my head on the pillow at night and can sleep, then I know peace. And if I can rise without dread, that’s peace as well! 🙂


    • That’s a good idea, the peace signs.

      I feel the same way about sleep. If I am anxious…peace is elusive. I prefer the sleep with peace!!!


      • anie says:

        yes, you should always fall asleep without strife and anger. This has always been said to me as a child. On the other hand, anger that you carry inside is not good either. So with all peace, one must be allowed to express your opinion and also make room for your anger. Everyone must understand and endure that. Communication and real peace are more important than a friendly face or words.


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