Though I’ll be glad to see 2020 end, I’m not slamming the door on it. And I’m not fantasizing going back to exactly the way things were before. I want the whole world to be wiser. More compassionate. More aware. More cooperative and creative.
Nightmares are our teachers
Like leaks from neglected infrastructure
Erupting into the sunny streets from below,
Bad dreams reveal the unseen we need to know.
2020 shocked us into vision.
We’re not who we thought we were.
Some of us became much more;
And some much less. The division
and distress won’t be over on the first of 2021.
It won’t be over ’til we learn the lessons
And live them for years to come.
I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year. May 2021 be the Year of Healing.