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Jan012013

New Year, New Superpower

I was a scrooge on 12-12-12.

That special day, that once in a lifetime, that creative convergence when it seemed like everyone I know had a project going, fell on a day when I was busy being ground into fine dust between the mortar and pestle of work deadlines. I was in a bad mood about not being able to participate in the project that much of my creative community had devoted themselves to that day. I felt sorry for myself, and I grumbled well, it's just numbers. It's not any day that's more special than any other day. I could just pick another day to document.

And I was right, I could.

This week I've been walking in the snow. Last winter we dutifully came to the mountains because we love it here, but it rarely snowed. This winter on December 9 the snow started to fall like it's supposed to and everything is blanketed in a beautiful downy white.  There are igloos to build, snowshoe trails to break, the lightest powder to ski through. The tracks of each day's adventures are covered by the time we emerge in the morning.  

I've also been making lists this week, scraps of reflection on what went right in 2012, what didn't go so well, and what I hope for 2013.  What will I accomplish?  How will I be better?  But in the midst of the lists I hear a small voice in my ear, telling me that this New Year's Day is just one day, and every day is a new day.  Every day brings with it the possibility of renewal.

So this I intend for myself, my superpower of 2013: to make it snow in my head at will. In the moments when I need a fresh start, to camouflage my tracks, to cover the blemishes in my path, may I find the peace within me to bring down a psychic snow that covers everything and gives me a chance to start again, anew, with the understanding that every day is a special day.  Every day is once in a lifetime and every day holds infinite possibilities for growth, love, and creation.

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Happiest of New Years to all of you.  I hope 2013 allows each of you to tap into wells of strength and power within you that you didn't even know you possessed.

Reader Comments (8)

It is good to see you here in this space. Your superpower is awesome - I want this ability to start again each day. Oh wait - I already DO have that ability. Thank you for this eloquent reminder that each day "holds infinite possibilities". You have additional superpowers - your amazing talents of image-making and inspirational word-smithing. Wishing you a year filled with special days.

January 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

Ah Corinna so lovely to find a Bird post marking this fresh new year...and this fresh new day. Your way of seeing and telling inspires me to the superpower I want for myself in 2013: Attention. I want to use mine like you do yours...to seek out my subjects according to what is truest and most real and most beautiful, and to carefully pick the lens I will use to view those subjects.
I hope making this a practice will sharpen my radar and expand my skills to mine the growth, love and creation you have proposed.
All the best in 2013 --

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

I love the ownership you are taking of your time, your creativity, and your process! xo

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan @ Life Refocused

Thank you, Corinna, for another wonderful year of visual, emotional and spiritual inspiration. And we're off to a keen start in 2013 - even in the warm lowlands your snow superpower rocks.

January 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJewel

Happy new year to you too! I love seeing fresh posts here and I too have been BURIED in work and looking forward to creating space in 2013. If this is how you're starting the year, I see very good things ahead for you.

January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Happy New Year my lovely and amazing Corinna! I hope we will all be able to start anew each day, each glorious special day and have the power and courage in us to do the creative projects we have been wishing to do. much love to you and the fam! xxx

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertamar

You, are awesome. Happy New Year!

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Lovely photo !!

January 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterroland theys

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