The end of a year

…and what a year it has been.

Reverb10. December 31.

Core story. What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today.) (from Molly O’Neill)

Digging deeper – always


More love – there can never be enough love

Letting go then

hanging on

Finding trust

Finding my feet

Again and again

Finding my way

Another detour

and another

until I learn there is no such thing

Spiraling into myself

ever deeper

finding truth

finding trust

finding power

finding gentleness

Learning yes

then no

Sharing more than many want to hear

Sharing myself

Holding space

Holding hands



Digging deeper

Holding hands

Holding space

Learning to love



Thank you to Cali, Kaileen and Gwen for being the driving force behind Reverb10. Thank you to all the prompt authors for making me look ever deeper. Mostly, thank you to those who witness what I write. Your presence here is a gift I treasure.

I wish you a year of excellent health, great happiness and big-dreams-come-true.

with love and gratitude,


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9 Responses to The end of a year

  1. Somer Cooper says:


    You are a gift. Beyond what you can measure.

    Here’s to 2011 and trusting that souls find their ways to each other. You are a reminder of that for me in 2010.

    Love you,

  2. Bob D. says:

    Thank you Alana, for another beautiful post, and for all the other beautiful posts and supportive comments. Wishing you all the best in the new year and beyond…

  3. Julie Daley says:

    It is an honor to witness what you write. You are a gift I treasure.
    Love to you,

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  5. Roxanne says:

    It is your writing that is a privilege, not our presence. Happy New Year to you, and may you continue to create beauty.

  6. nikki says:

    Authentically lovely!

  7. 4ceiba says:

    Would that we could always bear witness to our own process with as much honesty and integrity as you do!
    Happy New year, blessed new beginnings. The page is clean and new…

  8. Dian Reid says:

    And thank you to you for “Sharing more than many want to hear” because this space is for you, and only incidentally for us. You share so much beauty here, especially in the words that are hard to hear (read), because these words are your soul.

    Cheers to you and a beautiful year of healing and growing and learning and sharing for you, my dear.

    Love & Light!

  9. Sarah Jane says:

    I love and cherish you, forever.

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