I can’t believe I’m saying this but…today is the LAST day of the Blogging A to Z Challenge!! I realize that I’ve been whining a bit, well a Lot. But I’m beginning to think that it’s been productive whining and I’m ready to go. The Challenge has been a positive experience so let’s wrap this Up!!
Z is for Zero. Looking up the word zero I found this as the number 3 definition:
“a mathematical value intermediate between positive and negative values.”
That works for my purposes. I’ve been talking about positives and negatives lately. I’ve been searching for the balance between the two. Zero is appropriate.
But I’m also thinking of Zero in the sense of a countdown…
Five…Four…Three…Two…One…Zero…Blast Off! I grew up in the age of the Mercury and Apollo Space programs so countdowns and blast offs are dear to me in a very special way. I’m looking at my life right now as a countdown. I’m going step by step to reach that Blast off point. I’m probably nowhere near Five yet, probably hovering around Nine or if I give myself a little more credit, maybe Eight and a Half. But I’m counting down and I will get to that Zero.
Zero gives the impression of emptiness. I am working for a type of emptiness. The cleaning out, removal and sale of all of these things that we don’t need anymore. When the process is completed, I want to see that wonderful open space in the middle of the Zero. Uncluttered and unencumbered. Then it’s on to the wonderful open space and unencumbered beauty of New Mexico.
A clean slate is wonderful in my mind. Now is the time to accomplish the task, This all reminds me very much of a poem I wrote once called Spring Cleaning. As I write this, I have no idea where a copy of it might be, but that will be part of my project today…find a copy of that and share it with all of you. It will fit so well with my theme here.
Without further delay, I bid Farewell to the Blogging A to Z Challenge. I wasn’t sure where I was going with it. I certainly didn’t think it would bring me to all of these revelations. I’m glad I was here and I’m glad I have arrived with all of this new clarity. Thank you to all of my readers for all of the wonderful, positive and supportive comments throughout this process. Your comments have helped my thinking move in this direction and in directions I hadn’t expected. It’s time to get on the road.