Friday, December 31, 2010

A Gut Yohr

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."

--Edgar Guest

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.

Labels: ,


Blogger Underground Carpenter said...

Hi Jim and Lisa,

Happy New Year!


Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 5:56:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous basilbeast said...

I always find it strange to be friends with folk I'll likely never touch. What a world!
Starting with 1/1/11, may we have another year of friendship.


Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 6:25:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Long-time RN said...

Happy New Year Jim and Lisa!

Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 7:39:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Cholo Azul said...

Wishing the best for the year ahead.

Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 10:31:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy new Year and best wishes to everyone here.


Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 10:59:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Carl said...

Happy & Healthy New Year 2011 to Jim & Lisa, and all fellow RAW readers. "Reading good books implants good ideas in the mind, develops good aspirations, and leads to the cultivation of good friends."
Mas Oyama

Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:25:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger FDChief said...

Nice, Lisa!

Welcome to 2011. Let's hope it's a good one.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11:56:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind friendship and participation.

Let's be open to some happy surprises in 2011,


Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 3:24:00 PM GMT-5  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home