To all of you in my beautiful WordPress world. Though I’m a relative newcomer to this space, I’ve met you – one of the many inspiring and genuine people in an array of artists, novelists, poets, wisdom-sharers. We have become fellow travelers and I am grateful. This is truly a slice of life which frequently offers a haven in a sometimes raucous, threatening, cold existence.
Days and weeks seem to pass quickly. Specific experiences and world events are forever etched in our collective memories; others are as unique and private as each individual with his/her silent hopes, anticipation, regrets and satisfaction. I could highlight what this year has meant for me, but that may be marginally important.
I would sooner ask: what has the year meant to you? To my neighbor? My friend? Or to those who are unlike me: disadvantaged, alone, hungry, marginalized, violently attacked, unjustly accused, even detained and sentenced? What about those who, with any remaining loved ones, try to sleep surrounded by terror instead of peace?
I want to take a moment to hold space for those who find it difficult to imagine “peace on earth goodwill to all“.
This season, my resolve is certainly to celebrate well – but not without regard for our broader global family. Always loving, hoping, praying, cherishing light and hope, working toward a more welcoming and fair world.
And in that spirit, I wish every one of you and those you are close to a truly wonderful Holiday and Christmas season – in whatever fashion you choose to celebrate. You are valued!
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