Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
--The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year."
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning
--Little Gidding, T.S. Eliot
Ranger's scatological and somewhat dismal apperception of the New Year must be juxtaposed.
Though we have knocked the idea of a callow and hollow hope which leads policy, hope is not powerless. We hope you enjoy a prosperous New Year, one in which the focus is more on health; on being, versus doing. Thank you for being there, and for sharing.
Since the world is fractured, here is Verse 10 of the Tao Te Ching (fr. "The Tao of Healing", Trevino). RAW is nothing if not eclectic:
Truth without compassion
is not the whole truth
And healing without a loving spirit
is not true healing.
A miracle is merely the truth
of God made plain
Healing is merely our separation
from God made whole.
There is no difference between
healer and healed,
Both must be willing to dismiss the
ego's banal struggle
And recognize the utter holiness
Of each breath, of all things.
This is the challenge of love.
A la recherche du temps perdu; A gezunt dir in pupik; A tes amours; À la votre!; Terveydeksi ...
Cheers. Peace, love, faith and joy. See ya in 2011.