Wow, what a year 2016 has been. With Brexit in the UK, and Trump in America, the implosion of the Middle East, an immigration crisis in Europe, and everyone stunned around the world within days of the year starting by the deaths of those whose names were almost as familiar to us as our own, those who had seemed set to be with us for ever. The grim reaper’s tally in 2016 has included some greats indeed, including “the Greatest”, Mohammed Ali, himself. Many people feel that they’re reeling after this year, and I’m one of them!
But today is the winter solstice, or Yule if we’re heading into Norse territory as many are with the new fashion for hygge! … and so it feels like the right time to wish the community of people who read this site, and those who are good friends to it, a very merry Christmas. Thank you all for your support over the past year, and despite the world feeling as though it’s shifted into a parallel dimension, and that hate has sometimes trumped love, I hope that 2017 will somehow bring health, happiness and well-being for us all, and that above all, it will be a secure and peaceful year.
I can’t think of a better song to accompany my Christmas greeting this year than this one, sung by a very great name that 2016 took from us. Peace on Earth … yes indeed, let’s hope so. Merry Christmas everyone.