Bidding farewell to the year we wished never happened.
Sipping on grape juice in a wine glass,
imagining the taste of shiraz,
reminiscing on the good old days of freedom.
Memories of love, hope and dreams flashes by
Washing away any sign of despair
Lightening the weight of fear and anxiety
Gesturing me to let go and to surrender
Motioning me to accept my new reality,
to welcome the new modo de viver!
Light flows through me
reminding me that I’m here to live
not to merely survive
but to make the most of life.
Cheers to acceptance!
Cheers to continuing to live
in this new world and to flow with the new way of life!
Patricia Pretorius, pen name BL Dineo, resides in Cape Town and works in corporate. She believes that writing is not just a creative outlet, but one of the oldest and greatest healers.