detail,hand-painting on wool


When I think of “resolution”

Like many of us do at this time of year

The word seems hard and one I don’t actually feel like approaching.

I never keep my word to myself, anyway, in the way of resolutions and feel like a failure.

Wondering how I could use this potent time of the beginning of a new year

And have an intention I’d feel eager about holding and continually re-visiting

I came up with this:

Create an IMAGE in my mind instead of a list of words which would be a symbol for the feelings and emotions I wish to evoke

That hopefully will translate to action.

Just musing about this idea brought forth an image of me;

Standing (no wheelchair) dressed in a butter yellow swirly ball gown (the kind a competitive ball room dancer would wear. I have always had the secret dream of being such…),

My shoulders thrown back as well as my head, arms outstretched in a totally undefended stance.

When I hold this image in my mind I FEEL what the essence of it carries: balance, athleticism, confidence, joy, faith, creativity, trust, Spirited.


Capital “L”.

This is the “ME” I will be living into this year.

Happy New Year fellow life-wanderers.

In the face of so much ugliness may we do our best to make and share a bit of the beauty we are.


9 Responses to “Re-Solve”

  1. CaroleZoom on December 29th, 2017

    Beautiful image

  2. Irene on December 29th, 2017

    My words for next year are “commit” and “enough.” My intention is to “live in the present with self-care” (found that online somewhere and it makes perfect sense at this point in time).

  3. Dennis Chamberlain on December 29th, 2017

    What a wonderful concept, Lady C! Complex and artful but more importantly, it is an intensely meaningful approach to a worthwhile resolution. I think I’d like to try that myself. If I can just pull it off…..

  4. Ellen Fox on December 29th, 2017


    This is gorgeous. Love the image of you, Why not. Screw reality!

  5. Karen on December 29th, 2017

    Happy New Year, Cathy. ??

  6. Debra Moody on December 30th, 2017

    You already embody that yellow gown. XOXOXO

  7. Becky Patterson on December 30th, 2017

    You are an image of our Millicent Rogers. I’m gone do that too. An image
    Of me. SUSTAIN. CREATE. Love myself You are a co-traveler with me in this life. I love you, Becky.

  8. Alexandra Eldridge on December 31st, 2017

    That is how I will always think of you from now on!! Brilliant you!!
    Love, A

  9. Jann Tenenbaum on January 2nd, 2018

    Buttery yellow? Two beautiful words for a beautiful person.
    You have the resolution of titanium. Even tiara Kim has doubts and sometimes needs to relax. It is still titanium.
    I love you Titanium.

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