Luke the Detective Dog took me for a walk on our first morning home. While he sniffed everything in sight, I smelled the Gulf's salty air and felt the morning sun and a gentle breeze wafting across my face.
Sea gulls serenaded us while nearby a silent egret stood in regal stillness. Characters and settings flowed unbidden through my mind.
I am home, it's 2012 and I feel creatively energized.
I wish each of you a 2012 filled with the joy of creativity, the appreciation of the world around you and many productive, fulfilling endeavors.