Twelve is a popular number in cycles.
The 12 months of the year.
The 12 signs of the Zodiac.
The 12-year cycle in Chinese astrology … and on.
Today marks the 12th anniversary of the day Shakespeare trotted into my life. This day does, I feel, mark the end of an important personal cycle. As I contemplate movement forward in my life I must make room and allow the past to be the past.
Shakespeare was a change agent. He was a catalyst for self-awareness and made me a better person because of it. Taught me to stand up and be counted. Taught me to open my heart. Taught me I had a voice and that I needed to use it.
He was my comic Shakespeare. My little leprechaun who even now teases my memory bringing laughter and tears and joy.
To mark the end of this 12-year cycle I have started to build a cairn in his memory at the highest point on the farm. My monument to him and his great spirit and everything he meant to me.
And so, life goes on.
Shakespeare will always be my lucky charm.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Nurture what you love …
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