"For last year's words belong to last year's
language. And next years's words await another
voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning."
It is emblematic of this moment in history; the population of the world is apprehensive, but as humans we have never been so unified as brothers and sisters of the earth; sharing fear, vulnerability in our kinship in mortal coils, hoping for global healing for loved ones, our planet, ourselves and we are desirous to live into our dreams again.
We celebrate the passing of a year with as much vigor as has been our custom to welcome a new start.
We reflect on the calendar change following a year like no other. We too have been changed.
Being but men, we walked into the trees.
Millions of us shared the holiday with loved ones, but we could not hug, we could not feel fully alive. Such is abnormal to us, but not to children. For them, it is the way it is. Their new normal comes more quickly. They have less history by which to measure disruption.
"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand."