Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve....Saying Good Bye and Good Riddance to 2010....

"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." ~Langston Hughes

Let's say Good Bye to this hellish year...let's put it to rest. I sat down with pen and paper last night trying to make a list of what I will remember.....Haiti, The Gulf Mess, WikilLeaks, the Election, Teabagger Thuggery &Resurging Racism(cloaked as Patriotism )....and yes, the ongoing Economic Collapse,DADT Overturned (finally), and the Bloody Bruising Health Care Battle,Sanity Rally the ?????? I don't know about you but I have really been overwhelmed by the Reach of Corporate Greed and Thuggery on all levels this year....To All of us I wish, hope, pray for a Better Year, More Strength, More Wisdom and I will be lighting candles tonight trying to Pass yet some more Light into this new year.....Wherever you are tonight, pass some Love Forward, Some Light......
First Some Light....This Flash Mob is amazing, this one is Women dancing to help Women, and it's at a Racetrack ( another unexpected place).....and it's done with a mission, it is raising awareness and money for a great cause. Mary's Place by the Sea is a place where women fighting breast cancer can go to recuperate and rest after Chemo. (They are on Facebook and also online doing amazing work.

Extra Credit Reading.....Every year I curl up on New Years Eve and read...So this year Batocchio has done something Marvelous, he has carried on the Jon Swift Blog Round Up and Bloggers of all kinds have submitted their finest works for us to share and read.....Enjoy. And let's thank Batocchio for carrying forth this great tradition....Al would be so proud.....
Auld Lang Syne on BagPipes ( great version for those with Celtic yearnings and roots...)

And Dan Fogelberg sings "Auld Lang Syne" ( I hope and pray that none of us runs into old Lovers in the Grocery store...)

IMAGINE by John Lennon....(no longer embeddable....but still the best song for New Years....always.....)

"In Chinese, the word for crisis is weiji, composed of the character wei, which means danger, and ji, which means opportunity."~Jan Wong
I want to believe always that all that we are living through is an Opportunity....the Symbol for Danger, is also the symbol for Turning Point.....I believe in Turning Points.....

To all those that have loved ones so far away...I hope and pray that Somehow President Obama realizes that we need to be OUT of Afghanistan long before 2014 and that Gitmo does still need to be closed...NOW...and that Sooner than Later there need to be Investigations and Charges and Justice for War Crimes and Atrocities that were committed in Our Names. That There can be no Healing with no Justice, that the World can not Forgive or Forget and neither can we.....
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."~Maria Robinson

And let's home that President Obama sees through the Corporate Veils of the DC Bubble and the GOP Heartless Sanctimonious ploys and antics to the Truth of how hard These Times really are for millions of suffering families...There are too many Homeless, Hungry and living on the Edge, Too many that have Lost Homes, Jobs, and Dignity...Lets Hope he Remembers how to teach ALL that Compassion Matters and he can Lead with Integrity and Strength and that Means Fighting for those With Less..Fighting for the Forgotten..That Compromises are shallow and meaningless to those that have Lost Too Much....Let's hope he remembers ALL of us that helped get him into the Whitehouse even though we are not Rich, Well Heeled or Entitled.....We Are We The People.....
If we have no Peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa


MandT said...

Thanks for mentioning Jon Swift! Al's passing was a great loss for the blogging community.

Tom Harper said...

I agree, good F$#%&$ riddance to 2010.

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."~Maria Robinson

That's an excellent quote.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good work, Allie. I loved the flashdance....way cool, full of energy and hope. The year of the tiger is ending, the year of the rabbit begins.........let's hope for a softer, gentler world. The best to you and bless you for ALL the work you do for peace and justice.

Carolyn Moon said...

Langston Hughes was and shall evermore be one of my favorite poets and storytellers.

The quote is so apropos; for so many of us have stop dreaming due to this extended nightmare. For those of us who still do; we have to fill in for the others and try to mend those broken wings so we can ALL fly.

May the New Year bring us some joy and resilience. The best to you enigma4ever and I, too, will be lighting candles tonight and spreading some love as well!!

Fran said...

Nice peace here E. It has been a rough year & I join you in being happy to bid it goodbye!

I hope that things turn around for the better.


D.K. Raed said...

hey hey ho ho, 2010 has gotta go!

and now it's gone, it's time to say that 2011 brings better days!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to The Enigma Family ... (can you hear me blowing a loud horn that sounds like a raspberry at 2010)!

tom said...

Yes Good riddance to 2010, and here's hoping for a better year in 2011, I know that's HOPING big, but we gotta stay positive, and keep working for our progressive goals