With the United Kingdom’s Christmas present being a landslide Conservative Government and departure from the EU, the future is at least much clearer than it has been for most of 2019, and indeed for most of the past several years. And as 2020 heralds in a new decade, all will hope for a 21st century version of the economic prosperity and cultural upswing of the Roaring Twenties of the 20th century.
Others, though, fear wider and longer-term trends and so it seems to me that what we could really do with is a way to move forwards securely in a world that’s increasingly unstable in so many ways. In a world where politics seems to provide little in the way of solution for all, religion perhaps even less, we each need to find a way of living that can actually provide security, contentment and lasting peace of mind.
In astronomical terms, at least, today has clear significance because it is the winter solstice, and so as the year turns back from the dark towards the light again, it’s time to wish everyone who reads In Tenerife a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May we all find our own real meaning of Christmas from whatever it is that gives us personal reassurance and comfort. Perhaps Stevie Wonder put it best in the Christmas song below.
Thank you all for your support over the past year, whether here, on Facebook or on twitter, and I hope that 2020 will be a happy, healthy, prosperous, and peaceful year for us all.