it is a blessed day filled with friends and quiet time. I feel blessed despite the painful scars of the past but from whence I learn and grow. much wisdom is learned through the pain. I recognize the sameness in others as I recognize those same emotions within me. who would have thought that one can knot truly know love without knowing hate. i didn't at least. to me love is behind the hate, but one must get thru the mud before knowing the beauty at it's highest peak. as winter is on the horizon, sometimes here already, it is in that quiet solitude new seeds begin to grow out of the darkness of life. winter a place to recollect, reflect, embrace and move forward all that you are and have ever been. spring will come forth and bring new life to change and evolve into that much more. i amaze myself at times recognizing my inner wisdom from experiences past. yet there's so much more for me to learn. a New Year will bring forth another beginning stretching me beyond the horizon. most is Unknown to me and only time will tell what's in store....