2012 trotted in with the usual expectations. No sprint to the New Year, No stagger, swagger or roll. Just a hand shake, a nod and a good toast. “May this year be better than the last but not as good as the next”.
Looking in the mirror and seeing the next moment in our life. Another gray hair, another wrinkle…perhaps…… a wry smile and the confidence to say “Damn, I look good”.
With our feet firmly planted in our own unique reality, we grasp firmly at all that matters and remember that this moment, right now, this second……. cannot be repeated….ever.
But I will remember. I will remember this second, this minute, this hour, this day.
Here at the PineCrest Inn, we ready for another year. Another year of meeting new friends, welcoming tired and weary travelers and inviting them into this place we call home.
For 2012, the PineCrest will welcome another 3000 guests. Fix as many breakfasts and three times as many cups of coffee. Pour more than one glass of wine and witness a dozen proposals and nuptials, a handful of anniversaries, many birthdays and hundreds of special moments.
This year, the Inn will celebrate the opening of two more rooms. A upscale suite that will be known as “The Sandy Hook” and a another amazing room that will called ” The Hamilton”. I expect both to be ready for their inaugural guests by May 1st and wonder who that will be. The rooms will be well loved by the time summer roles in with its welcoming warmth and brilliant beautiful days.
But for now. Just now. This moment. This second.This Day.
A light snow falls.