2021 – A Brighter New Year?

It may only be due to the glow left over from our New Year’s Eve Skype-a-ganza, but this morning seemed different, as I gazed out the window. Soft skies, rosy glow, bright Gibbous moon. While skies were a bit hazy, I think my photos reflect what we hope for in the coming year. The year will be what we make it. It is a blank slate and we are the chalk. Write well.

A Brighter New Year

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, hope its not a train.

We will all get through this S— Show if we only use our brain.

This shiny brand new year began with a bright and rosy glow,

when you have been down so long, up is the only way to go.

With vaccines on hand, now is not the time to take matters light,

maintain your bubble, practice Safe Six, wear a mask, do what’s right.

Staying apart for this long time is really starting to bug,

all being well, this brighter new year will end with a big hug.

The year looks a bit hazy, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Which branch will we choose?
The COLD full moon is on the wane
A rosy glow shines over all
We must struggle to keep our focus.
Hope grows as light glows

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

15 thoughts on “2021 – A Brighter New Year?

    1. Thanks Bernie. Sunrise seems so civilized…in the winter….at 8:49 AM. If they stupidly select permanent DST here, we won’t get sunrise until 9:49 AM in future winters. Not cool. Thanks for reading, Bernie. Allan


  1. I’ve been thinking along these same lines. A new year doesn’t change anything unless we help make that change, and hopefully for the good. I loved what you said about the year being a blank slate and we are the chalk…that is so true!

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    1. Happy New Year Ann. Yup, every Christmas Season, we all get giddy with the excitement of festivities and gatherings and then the same with New Years. We always plan to do something to make ourselves or the world better, but somewhere along the path of life, we get bored or tired and fall back into our old ways, because it is easier. If it is one thing getting older has taught me, it is that what I thought I knew when I was younger, does not always seem correct now. In the end, we can not change anybody but ourselves. That is where I am going to start. Thanks for reading. Stay well. Allan

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  2. A fantastic poem, Allan. People often wait for a miracle to happen once the new year approaches but often they forget that you have to put your mind and soul into it to make it happen. And all it takes is taking baby steps. Small changes. Daily moments of kindness. LITTLE things. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks Aiva. You are so right. The year does not change you, you change the year. I’m just hoping for more kindness. Too many people are forgetting that the scale has more notes in it than just Me Me Me Me. Enjoy the week ahead Aiva. Allan

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    1. They are, but stupidity still abounds when Government members go out of country on vacation while telling everyone else to stay home. Our premier was not as smart as yours. He is doing nothing about the 8 violators here, while my son who is exposed to Covid patients daily is relegated to the 8th group awaiting vaccination. Common sense is obviously not very common any more. But, we have hope. Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. It’s been disappointing to learn that a number of Canadian politicians have left the country to travel over the holidays. Our Minister of Finance resigned recently when it was revealed that he went to St Barts. I’m not sure whether any of the other politicians will follow suit or whether there will even be any consequences. Agreed, common sense apparently is not very common.

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    1. Happy to inspire Crystal. I think we all thought the change from 2020 to 2021 would be immediate and uplifting. Not the case, but we do plug on, still hoping for better news and times ahead. Thanks for reading and stay inspired. Allan

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