Thursday, December 31, 2009

word for 2010: blaze

this is year 3 in the word department. 2008 was complete, 2009 was thrive - 2010 looks as if it is supposed to be BLAZE.

i don't know where that is going to take me. thrive went places i never could have imagined. hope blaze doesn't burn my house to the ground.

here's what it looks like in the visual thesaurus: BLAZE shows me that this is going to be a dangerous year.

it started with a piece of art that lisa samson posted to her facebook. it was of a tree in all four seasons - the fall season (where it feels like i am in my life) said BLAZE. this connected deeply with an ah-ha i had years ago at linwood house when i participated in "the path" with many blogger friends. we did an exercise that asked us which of the four elements we resonated with - earth, wind, fire or water. i knew immediately that i was fire. that metaphor has been one of the best tools i have ever used in understanding of self and my journey.

blaze called to that and i have been pondering it for the past few months. like thrive i tried to shove it away, but it just keeps coming back and nothing has arisen to replace it - and because i have run out of days it seems as if, like an unwanted cat that insists on following me around for the next 365 days... so welcome blaze. for all the good and the bad that you are i embrace you - teach me things about myself and my relationship to god and those around me please.


MaryAnn M said...

i randomly sort of ended up on your blog and see that it was God leading me.

its the word...

will be back to read more.

burning brightly in 2010

bobbie said...

Thank you MaryAnne - bright as the stars - have a great year!

Illumination said...

i was watchin 90210 with my gf one day and noticed an odd little scene...

About minute 29, you notice the crew putting up this sign that says "West Beverly Blaze" and the next line says "November 2010"

Although the episode aired in 1991, i wasnt very puzzled by this, because im familiar with the drop point in november i just put 2 and 2 together... not to mention Nov-EMBER...


Also did you know a Pearl Jam song called "Do the Evolution" (written in 1997) states in the lyrics near the end of the song, "2010 watch it go to fire."

"I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first mammal to make plans, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
2010, watch it go to fire"
It's evolution, baby