31 DECEMBER 2010

The strangest emotion held me in its grip on the first day: I feared this new year. This was an alien awareness for me, as I had never given much thought to the end or beginning of any year. I had never made a New Year’s resolution in my life, and I was always pleased when the festivities and holidays were over and we could get on with life.

So South African writer Zuretha Roos begins the 22nd chapter of her book ‘The Saffron Pear Tree and other kitchen memories’.




24 Comments Add yours

  1. napier says:

    Love you Cindy xxx

  2. Enjoy the break and looking forward to you blogging again soon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  3. Blogging is a part of your life…. Enjoy the start to the new year!! Xx

  4. Words are clumsy tools sometimes.
    Take care, Cindy, and stay well.

  5. Pseu says:

    Rest you well.

  6. aardvarkian says:

    Take care in 2011, my friend xxx

  7. nrhatch says:

    Happy Pondering. Enjoy the Pause. {{clink}}

  8. Happy New Year, Rest and peace to you.

  9. Tammy McLeod says:

    Thank you for that little glimpse into the anxiety of the new year? Have a wonderful break Cindy.

  10. Enjoy the break, Cindy – see you in the sparkling New Year.
    Big hugs across the miles
    Sunshine xx

  11. halfp1nt says:

    Everything okay, Cindy?
    Everything of the best for the New Year. May it bring you nothing but good in your life.
    Much love and big hugs

  12. slpmartin says:

    Here’s hoping the new year brings to you and yours wonderful gifts wrapped in love.

  13. gospelwriter says:

    May peace and joy be yours, Cindy, in the new year and always! Love and hugs to you too!

  14. Tokeloshe says:

    Namaste Sweetie ♥
    Big Hug

  15. Val says:

    Enjoy your break Cindy and know that you will be missed by me up here in Canada. Have a wonderful, happy, joyful, prosperous and culinary 2011 full to bursting with love and laughter.

  16. souldipper says:

    Way to look after yourself and your needs, Cin.

  17. suzicate says:

    Enjoy your break. I look forward to you return, hopefully soon. However, I understand. I was tempted myself. Instead I think I am not going to follow any pattern with my post…it will be when the writing bug bites me! Hugs to you, dear friend.

  18. Count Czardas says:

    Enjoy the blogging break, have a wonderfully wonderful 2011 and look forward to chatting soon, cara mia.

  19. Naomi says:

    Interesting quote…and lots of love back to you!

  20. Lyndatjie says:

    Blogging feeds the creative part of your soul and provides stability and reason in a world sometimes gone mad. Its a place for your thoughts and feelings to take route, meaning and in many ways take flight into realms of beauty that we can only dream of. Don’t lose that part of you ever. The darkness that dodges our footsteps should be kept at bay with beauty, friendships and wonder….

  21. Jem says:

    Wondered why you went so quiet on FB..was getting worried about you..
    Hope 2011 is a blessed year which brings nothing to fear!

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