Thursday, December 31, 2009

This Song, This Year...

I've never thought the New Year should be a time of introspection or dalliance, rather a continuance of what was and what is to come...Another year of possibilities and growth. It’s no surprise we grow weary of trying to fix ourselves on this one day of the year – instead of simply living.

If you still insist on resolutions my friends…resolve to find the beauty within us all.

This song Season of Love, sung in the musical RENT, is my heartfelt wish for you as we approach this new decade. May you make every moment count, for each leads to another and before you know it another year has passed us by. Live your lives with love, compassion, peace and beauty and you will find the rest is actually wondrously bearable.

Happy New Year dear friends, welcome, welcome, this new decade! - Indigo




Five hundred twenty five thousand
six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty five thousand
moments so dear
Five hundred twenty five thousand
six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year

In daylight, in sunsets, in midnights,
in cups of coffee, In inches, in miles
in laughter in strife,

In Five hundred twenty five thousand
six hundred minutes
How do you measure a year in the life

How about Love
How about love
How about love
Measure in love

Seasons of love
Seasons of love

Five hundred twenty five thousand
six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty five thousand
journeys to plan
Five hundred twenty five thousand
six hundred minutes
how do you measure the life of a woman
or a man

In truth that she learned
or in times that he cried
In the bridges he burned
or the way that she died

Its time now to sing out
though the story never ends
lets celebrate remember a year
in the life of friends

Remember the love
(Oh, you got to, you got to remember the love)
Remember the love
(You know that life is a gift from up above)
Remember the love
(Share love, give love, spread love)
Measure in love
(Measure, measure your life in love)

Seasons of love
Seasons of love
(Measure, measure your life in love)

43 comments:

  1. Indigo, Thank you for sharing these lovely words. I had never heard them before. It is a wonderful wish for all our friends.
    May you have a wonderful New Year full of contentment, good health, and joy.
    Much Love and thanks for friendship
    Sybil xx

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  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!
    may 2010 bring many good things your way, & may any bad things be small & easily fixed!

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  3. Happy New Year my friend! I don't make resolutions. I just try to do the best I can each & every day :)

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  4. I loved this so much, Indigo.

    I'm blessed to know you and travel this journey with you.

    You are light and love.

    "Resolve to find the beauty within us all"

    Perfect.

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  5. Lovely :)

    I hope all of your moments are full of joy in the new year!

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  6. Yes, why do we try to fix ourselves in one day, when a lifetime clearly will not do? We are all beautifully broken in unique and specials ways!

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  7. I love that song from RENT...
    Happy New Year to you and yours!!! :)

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  8. Peace to you today and each day that follows :o)

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  9. happy new year indigo. take care,love mortxx

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  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend! may the days unfolding be treasures in your heart, wisdom on your soul, and joy to carry you through another year too...

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  11. Excellent advice Indigo, as usual. 12/31 is one day 1/1 is another, nothing changes except the calendar. It's a myth that we can start to fix ourselves at the stroke of midnight. I just wrote to Mark that he should make resolutions about giving himself the good things he wants. It's hard to throw out the bad, easier to welcome in the good.

    DB

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  12. Wise words, Indigo :) Introspection and resolution should not be tied to just one day out of the year. But why not today, as well as any other.

    I welcome the new year with you!

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  13. Indigo,
    Very nicely put. I look forward to another year of learning as I read your blog.
    Thank you for the time and energy you put into helping me think outside my box.
    Hugs,
    Sheri

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  14. I absolutely ADORE that song! Here's hoping that 2010 brings you Magic and Happiness!

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  15. Indigo I don't know how to thank you for your love and friendship this year, being a part of your journey has been an honor.

    I hope that your 2010 is filled with love, joy and much magick!

    BTW...my favorite song in RENT...thank you!

    love
    gabi

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  16. happy new year indigo. as always, it's a privileged to read your thoughts. love and hugs from a summery south africa!

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  17. Just for today, I'm so grateful for this rich and joyful tapestry of life.

    Thank you for you friendship and support this year. Give Pickles a hug (he is the only dog I like;)

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  18. Happy New Year. May it bring only the best to you all.

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  19. I agree... everyone should be working and aiming at the life they feel is possible at all times. Hope that you indeed have a great holiday season..!

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  20. Happy New Year my beautiful friend!

    What a gorgeous sentiment and a wonderful thing to remember on this day of days ;)

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  21. Wishing you all good things in the coming year, my friend! Hugs, Beth

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  22. Wishing you a Great 2010 and many more to come!

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  23. I am in LOVE with this song, and have loved it since I sang it years ago in show choir. xo, my friend, enjoy the NEW YEAR!

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  24. Indigo,
    Wishing you a happy new year, and looking forward to more of your writings in 2010.

    Guido

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  25. I am grateful to have met you, Indigo. I hope you have a wonderfully blessed New Year. You deserve it.

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  26. I'll have that song stuck in my head now all day...which, of course, is a good thing.

    Thanks for the reminder. Bold and ambitious resolutions are far greater with a heart and a pulse.

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  27. I've never been to a site where it snowed, before. Very nice indeed.
    Thanks for the thoughts and the music.

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  28. i've never liked resolutions because it always sounds like an ending. like something has been resolved. i have such a hard time remembering it as a verb.
    beginnings, though. yes, i'm a fan.
    xoxo dear friend.

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  29. Happy New Year!

    Cheers to measuring in love and stories that never end.

    Happy to be back here reading your words after a lovely pause.

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  30. i love that song, thank you for such a beautiful wish my friend it is always good to stop by and read your work.

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  31. Happy New Year Indigo!

    One of my favorites from the show RENT. What a perfect way to reflect on life and the new year unfolding.

    People would do better to embrace each other, learn to love themselves, and truly relish each moment of life.

    Wishing you a year filled with love and happiness Indigo.

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  32. I wish you joy Indigo. Peace and Joy. I hope and pray those feelings continue throughout 2010 and beyond... You deserve them!

    Mik

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  33. Happy New Year Sweetie. I wish all good things for you.

    Hugs,Rose

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  34. Have I told you lately that you're wonderful?

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  35. Great stuff Indigo. I am hoping for a good 2010 for you and for me. It is what I make of it though.

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  36. RENT. You included a song from RENT in your post.

    Oh . . . another reason to like you.

    Thank you . . .

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  37. Great song. We traveled to NYC in highschool and saw Rent on Broadway and I still remember how much it hit me. Even at such a young age the powerful message was not lost on me.

    Happy New Year!

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  38. Happy New Year, dear friend!

    Love, SB.

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  39. What an absolutely wonderful post!
    Happy New Year, Indigo!

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