The idea of rooting down into your own personal beliefs and center of truth is an ongoing process, and many things can serve as anchors or roots as you move through life.
What rooted or anchored you in 2014?
And where do you want to put down roots in 2015?
On the physical level, this year was very much a year of transplanting, of sailing between havens, of transitioning. A year of pulling up roots and lifting anchors – and putting them down again, elsewhere.
It isn’t a what that kept me watered or afloat in all this, it’s a who. It is my dear partner Tony, who at the beginning of the year was exploring Cambridge and sounding out these potential harbours; who for most of the autumn has been propping me up and provisioning me.
Going down inside myself, looking for the anchors and roots that are my own values, I find:
The thing that the Incarnation means for me, that this world is good, that the Divine can be found in everything.
The value of art, that art is worth making, and worth buying, and worth celebrating, and worth selling, and worth paying for.
And there’s something there about trust in work, in the value of what one’s doing, no matter how infuriating or mundane it seems.
2015: I want to build on the rootedness and stability that I’ve achieved thus far. I want to realise how grounded I really am, how much I already have. I want to appreciate that.
I am in Cambridge now. I am beginning to put down roots here: have found a church, with a choir; am beginning to learn my way around.
Here I am. I just need to remember that.