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Pic and a Word #295: Chill, year

A poem, a song, a quote and six photos from today, the first of firsts.

Over here the year has started really good. There hasn’t been a single downside about today. Let it last.

First, I feel the need for a tune. This one. Have a look at it too.

And when you’re done, you’ll know. Consider:

Now it’s poem time for Patrick’s Pic and a Word challenge.

Chill, singular joy


And the year will chill.

You are next.

and feel
the singular
that is
stepping into 
the novelty.

Just know 
to relax.

You are new
every seven seconds,
all of you,
all of your cells.

Take a deep breath
that lasts seven seconds
and reassemble
into a new singularity
that is you. 

And here you are,
as new as the year,
as chill as the champagne,
ready for a new revolution,
or is it resolution,
around the sun.

Let’s do sun now:


And finally, here are six photos from today’s morningish walk. Have a good year, okay? We’re all done with the old.

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #295: Chill

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

18 thoughts on “Pic and a Word #295: Chill, year

  1. Oh, I have chill here. —11 outside my cabin right now.
    Your morning walk looks divine. Wishing you many beautiful adventures in 2022, dear Manja. I have followed your blog via email so I can stay in touch. You always make me smile.😎

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    1. Wonderful, Julie. Not your -11 (brrr, Celsius, right?), but the fact that you will still be getting my notifications. And how lovely to hear about the smile. 🙂 It’s nice that we can do this to each other this way. Thank you and always warmly welcome.


  2. I love your poem, its singularly special (i almost feel it was written just for me, I shall pretend it is!!). And that is a glorious tune ❤ Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful new musician, I have added it to my favourites.

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