2019 – up or down?

Escalator going upward from Washington, D.C. Metro’s Woodley Park Station

We reflect, we ponder, we question,

What was and could have been.

Did we do our best and did we succeed,

Throughout the year 2018?

Was your year a downward or upward climb,

Wondering which way to go?

Washington, D.C. Metro transfer station awaiting the next connection

We can learn from our thoughts, failures and success of the past,

And move onward and upward to our new vision and dream.

But the way may be rough; we may not know when to arrive,

The ride may be steep, weighted down and steps untold;

Determine what drives us and gives us peace,

As we see a plan and way unfold.

Maybe we’ll have the escalator, ride the Metro or even walk;

The direction may be downhill and not a struggle upward.

Let’s make the move, not stand still, leaving the past and moving ahead.

Starting anew – with love, joy peace and guidance from above.Β 

Blessings and love along the way,


25 thoughts on “2019 – up or down?

    1. Thanks so much Kate. Well, maybe the railways are fancy in art form anyway. πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t mind visiting as many in person as I can though. Blessings, peace, joy and love. πŸ™‚

  1. In a way, it’s like let’s try this one more time before the next decade! I hope it will be a better year for everyone before the ’20’s. But there’s always New Hope and I like to believe it’s never too late!

  2. Very nice thoughts, Ron. I love the pictures from the Metro stations. I’ve been in so many, but I always feel compelled to snag a picture from the escalators.

    1. Thanks much Dan. Being in Florida we don’t have the underground systems so I always like to snag a few photos as well when I travel around. I use escalators in other places but this one really got my attention.

      1. They have some of the longest escalators I’ve been on. The only one that is longer is the NY Subway at 50th and Lexington Ave. (but the Metro is considerably cleaner and brighter).

  3. Motivating and yes let’s learn from our failures! May you have many untrodden paths to conquer and prosperity & Joy kiss your footsteps in 2019.

    1. Wonderful Tanya. There are many untrodden paths out there – some lighted and some darkened. I’ll need true light to determine my steps. May much prosperity and joy kiss your footsteps as well and light leading the way. πŸ™‚

      1. Thanks Ron, you reminded me of the great poet Robert Frosts Poem, The Road Not Taken. The flicker of light in your soul will be your guide my friend and the strong conviction to carry on your anchor !!

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