I wanted to end/start the year by posting some cathartic message that I didn’t even know I had in me, something about the great lessons of the year just past and my bright hopes for the future.To be honest, 2017 wore me out. It was a transformative time for our family with many bright spots; we are certainly different beings at the end of it than when we started. I suppose we could say that about the year before and the year before…any of us could, but this one seemed particularly metamorphic.For now, it feels as if I’ve I’ve fallen into a little late-holiday gap between the years, and just am enjoying the now and starting the year as gently as possible.
What I can share right now is the beautiful drawing that Maki made me for Christmas. It’s the most precious of my art collection, definitely.
I also have a favorite out of the Justine collection, lets call it our family Christmas card, a little late.
Happy New Year to everyone from us…and may each of us find ourselves better at the end of it than when we started. And may our lives be filled with music.
(Justine and Maki on their new-to-them piano. Christmas 2017))
We are grateful for it all. Peace to you.