What’s Old Is New Again
Here we are together, all of us poised on the same brink, on the tipping point of change. It’s the night when we collectively take stock, counting up last year’s scratches and hard knocks, smiling upon those of last year’s hopes and dreams that are still in full flower, 364 days later.
It’s tonight that we sow the seeds of next year’s fruit, casting them onto the often-rocky soil of this life on Earth, watering them well with Champagne, toasting the rebirth of possibility, our hearts open to the universe of hope and goodwill that each New Year’s resolution embodies.
We cannot know yet which of the seeds will burst into bloom, which will produce fruit, which fruit will be sweet with success.
If your faith in the human race has been shaken, a new year lets you take a deep breath and give the world another chance. If your faith in yourself has been shaken, get out a pen and paper and resolve to find your own light, to keep your eye on your own star. If your faith in those you love has been shaken, stand under the mistletoe with them and share a kiss of peace and commitment.
May we walk together into a brighter year for us all.