Last Year’s Bones…

“Sometimes you get what you want, but mostly you get what you get.” ~ Sleeping Beauties, by S. and O. King

2017 was huge on getting me what I got… And since what I got (even if not exactly what I wanted) didn’t always take away my power to twist it into what I needed, I am grateful. If next year brings me a similar basket of lemons, I’ll be the joy-drunk lunatic sipping the  nonalcoholic mojitos.

about Last Year’s Projects…
…I finished my Diversity Reading List, but didn’t feel the inclination to review all the books. I also finished Rereading My Pratchett—it took me 2 years—and I enjoyed every bit of it (and I suspect that I’ll do it again).

about Pomegranates…
…mythology says that this yummiest of fruits (except mango, of course) symbolizes prosperity, protection, wisdom, and all things in-between. I love myth almost as much as I love wild things (& ellipses). So, mañana should find my sexy Self eating 3 pomegranates, and wishing, wishing, wishing… for the success of anyone who truly needs it, for fertile muses for any mind that works at her art, for the protection of anyone in need…

…and my HUGEST wish: enough wisdom to hammer social stupidity. Wish with me, won’t you? Let’s (work hard for it, and) will it to be.

Now, my Wicked Luvs… would you care to tell me about any of the bits you completed this year? And, mayhap, the to-dos that must await 2018?

last year’s bones
swimming in the blood
of morrows

21 thoughts on “Last Year’s Bones…”

  1. I got enough words together to make the idea of publishing a short story collection a probability. That’s big. I challenged myself to take on tanka, and I’m pleased with the results so far. I guess this means in 2018 I need to make those stories ready for their close up. I’d like to write and sell a couple of short stories to publications as well. Also, I’m thinking a poetry collection by the end of next year isn’t too far-fetched.

  2. I think I completed a lot of bits … my pile seems smaller, but that might be because I cleaned up and moved most of my projects downstairs. lol

    No great plans for specific things I’d like to complete next year except to be open to whatever the universe throws my way. I’m just happy to be able to focus on any one thing long enough to get it done! 😀

    PS I have Sleeping Beauties on hold at the local library. I decided I didn’t want to risk any of my gift certificate on it – just in case. 🙂

    • Ah! that old (but great) tactic of hiding that which we want to ignore in order to start doing something else, lol!

      I’m with you in your plan of just dealing with what comes (plus a publication).

      Sleeping Beauties was better than I thought it would be. It could have been shorter, but it was good. Let me know what you think.

  3. This past year was challenging.
    But
    I feel like I got rid of burdens that had weighed me down for a long while.
    I freed myself from an abusive, blood-sucking monster (legally) and a couple organs were removed..also blood-suckers. Both of these situations were painful but boy am I relieved to be rid of them.
    Next year will be a time of getting healthy and healing.
    And art, always more art!

    Happy New Year, Magaly.
    Hugs to you!

  4. I’m done with 2017! It was a year of delays, interruptions, obstacles, stumbling blocks, impediments, hindrances, and hurdles. SO over it! (And SO over certain extended family members who have tried to make the close of 2017 particularly miserable.) That said, all the crap has fired me up to make some *huge* changes next year… So bring it on, 2018!!!

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Lady M.
    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ xo

  5. Dear Magaly, I cannot let 2017 slip away without thanking you for your words throughout the year. It was a tough one for me, and you will never know how often you saved my belief in life. When all else fails, there is ink, blood, poetry.

  6. Thank you for sharing Pomegranates symbolism, and the profound wishes that go with it.

    As for completed bits, 2017 has been stingy with creative/writing time due to work. I’m happy that I’ve managed to complete 2 small writing projects.

    So, here’s to wishing and hoping for more time to listen to fertile muses in 2018. All the best to you and your family, Maga.❤️

    • Yay! for completed writing projects. I didn’t think I was going to finish anything this year, on the writing front. But Rommy and I worked together, pushed each other, and miracles happened… Now to spread said miracles, right?

      Doubling (heck, tripling!) my wishes for a muse that gives and gives and gives…

  7. Beautiful!! Pomegranites are such a powerful fruit( my sister’s fave)..I love the visuals you have ignited in my mind with your words! I also love..” joy drunk lunatic”..I am right there with you when called for! a beautiful attitude to have.

    I am so happy to have reconnected with you and your creative world this summer…and participating in Beautiful Freaks Fest and Love is love is love…it meant a lot to me to play..it pulled me out from a strange place at the time ..so I thank you! your wild ink brought me breath and in turn I began to play more again !

    I wish you a magical 2018 with all you wish to feast on…and more!
    hugs and much love
    you are a very special spirit, creatrix and sacred sister!
    V

    • The thought that I could be responsible, even in the smallest of ways, for nudging towards sharing the wonder that is your creative mind sounds like an accomplishment for me. How wonderful, Victoria! And we shall have both events this year, so there will be more reasons to create and share magic with the world.

      May 2018 be fantastic to you!

  8. Great post Magaly!!
    Wishing you an AMAZING 2018!!!
    2017, had it’s up and downs, but I’m grateful for it all! One of my best years yet! I can’t wait for 2018!!!
    Big Hugs 🙂

  9. A good ender for 2017! I had a lot of upheaval in my life (like having to deal with an emotional child as our new President), moved back to NY, was just notified that I won 19th place in Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards, so that put me over the moon. Happy pomegranates!

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