December 31, 2016: The Last Solstice Post

It is New Year’s Eve and the end of this year.  This has been a tumultuous year in many aspects; events have happened that we wish had not.  At the same time, this year has seen good as well.  It has been a year of joy, of pain, of happiness, of sadness as each day brought new hopes to each of us throughout the world.  This year has seen very difficult times, events that cannot be easily understood, small things that bring us joy, the loss of those whom we’ve grown up with, heard their songs, read their stories, shared in each other’s success or heartbreak, waking each morning to do our best to make this a better world in spite of difficult times or circumstances.

Yes, overly optimistic perhaps…but I choose to believe in humanity, that in spite of all the wrongs this year, and the world, has seen, we as a people of all nations will come together to right the wrongs, to make the world a better place for all, to see the planet thrive once more, to joy and peace, to live without conflict with one another.

I choose to make each day count, to live in a better world, for humanity to flourish, to improve our world one step at a time…environmentally, with each other, individually and collectively, to embrace a world culture that views hate, violence, discrimination, hunger, war or destruction of our planet as unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated.

My final two Solstice images are of Solstice shadows and the warm glow for the year ahead…

May your New Year be all you wish and hope to be!

Shadows of Solstice 2016

Shadows of Solstice 2016

A Glow in the Darkness

A warm glow for the year ahead

 

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