To A New Year

Jars

Here’s to an end to the old year’s sorrow, but remembrance of the things that made it bright. Here’s to less static and more signal; fewer fights and more friendship; less holding back and more living.

I hope that 2014 brings you joy where you can find it, with love and support when you can’t.

And so it begins…

A promise of good things to come

I’m not one for resolutions, but I do have some hopes for the coming year. Hope that Harper will relent and meet with Chief Theresa Spence before her hunger strike takes any more of a toll on her health. Hope that non-indigenous people take note and take action in support of the Idle No More movement. Hope that 2013 brings good news for social and environmental justice. Hope that the balance between joy and sorrow tips toward the former.

For myself, I hope to fill one of those jars you see at the top of the post with plenty of good things this year.

I’ll leave you with an image of the year that’s passed and one of the new year’s beginning, both taken today. Happy New Year!

Holiday decorations, just after Christmas

Spring Flowers on the First of the Year