I went on a 10 mile ramble in the hills and around the Cluney Forest. The sun broke out every now and then to surprise us. The highlight was when we walked back to the car in the gathering twilight, we saw an albino deer. It was magical springing along side of its tawny colored companion. If I were an ancient Greek, I would take that sight as a good omen.
As it is the New Year, I am in a reflective mood, looking at details as well as the big picture (as you might tell from my photos). Traditionally, in addition to a New Year’s walk, I also spend time during the first few days writing goals for the new year. This helps to focus me. Often these goals rise out of some time in silence and time spent writing.
Tomorrow I head off to Edinburgh to hear Handel’s Messiah, the uncut version. Then on Wednesday my brother arrives to spend a few days with me. He lives in Spain, so it is just a quick hop for him. Can’t wait!