The Hermit Poet

December 25, 2005

Greetings from Canada

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 11:14 pm

Merry Christmas! It’s white and cold and incredibly beautiful. I’ve been busy all day with church services, eating, entertaining my new nephew, and in general not being a poet or a student.

When it comes down to it, I don’t need much to be happy. While it was nice to be home and to have lots of gifts this year, what I enjoyed most was simply being here with family and seeing old friends. As I grow older, it’s really these relationships that matter most. I am very happy this year with the many new friends I’ve made through Kundiman and Idyllwild. I’m grateful for the doors that have opened. Grateful as well for projects that are nearing completion and others that are about to launch. Being busy, healthy, and at peace are great blessings in anyone’s life.

When I head back to Riverside, I’ll be more broke than I’ve been in years — but I’ll be happy. I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing with my life. Writing and teaching, editing and researching, designing and building. This coming year promises to be a full one.

Wherever you are, may this year and next be full of peace and happiness — and may the right words find you at the right time.

4 Responses to “Greetings from Canada”

  1. Roger Says:

    Hey Neil, My blogging time has been cut down the past few months, but I’ve still been dropping by from time to time, and hope to continue the habit of visiting in the year ahead. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

  2. ron Says:

    neil! you’ve had a wonderful year… may it continue.
    happy everything!

  3. chrisdaines Says:

    i find it difficult to beleive you can take a break from being a poet or a student, but i’m sure your vacation was grand.

    much happiness to you and yours!

  4. Louise Mathias Says:

    Merry Merry! All best to you in the New Year…

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