“A new heart for a New Year, always!”
(From his short novel The Chimes written in 1844, a year after he published A Christmas Carol)
This afternoon I took this photo at the Grand Bohemian hotel in downtown Orlando which is less than two miles away from the Pulse nightclub where 49 people on June 12 last year. Then tonight I watched the 60 Minutes report on murders in Chicago this past year (the total number: 762). Sober reminders of 2016.
I know 2016 wasn’t all bad, it just felt like it. May 2017 be at least a less violent year than 2016—for the entire world. Is that too much to hope for?
Happy new year to you. I wish the best for you and your creative endeavors this year.