I wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Don't lose courage - though this year we learned the hard way what beloved John Donne wrote in 1624:
'No Man is an Island'No man is an island entire of itself; every manis a piece of the continent, a part of the main;if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europeis the less, as well as if a promontory were, aswell as any manner of thy friends or of thineown were; any man's death diminishes me,because I am involved in mankind.And therefore never send to know for whomthe bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
I do hope with all my heart that there is still a lot of time till that happens -
and that we enjoy our lives, feeling grateful among all our sorrows, grateful for being alive.
So: I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Happy Christmas Britta. What a beautiful post.I got the vaccine for Corona yesterday. There is still hope.ReplyDelete
Dear Yael, thank you! I'm happy that you got the vaccine and am of course highly interested how you feel with it. I am glad that scientists were able to develop it in time.Delete
Thank you Britta anda very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. There is always hope, without hope we have nothing xxxxReplyDelete
Dear Rachel, thank you! True: without hope - and I would add 'without a goal' we are not very much. xxxxDelete
Christmas greetings to you Britta and your family. Time is a great healer, and hopefully, sooner rather than later, we will all be able to look back at this moment in our history and see it as a turning point along the long, long road.ReplyDelete
Dear Rosemary, thank you! I think that this epidemic is really a big turning point - and though it is really awful, some insights might come (about balance in nature instead of robbing Mother Earth) that might bring something good too.Delete
Thank you Britta for such lovely sentiments, and Merry Christmas to you and your nearest and dearest.ReplyDelete
Dear Pipistrello, thank you! My wishes to your family - and though first I thought John Donne a bit heavy I decided that it is a very appropriate poem these days.Delete
Every man used to be a piece of the continent, but last night they made a deal... Happy Christmas Britta.ReplyDelete
Dear Tom, thank you! Yes, they managed a deal - and I hope they will be able to negotiate fair and reasonable.Delete
Oh yes. A thousand times yes. Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Dear Emma, thank you! I am glad you like the poem!Delete
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas. With a few vaccines being distributed, 2021 is looking better. We live for better times and they will come in time.ReplyDelete
Dear Susan, thank you! The possibility to deliver vaccine in a big style (and to all countries) gives hope. And I believe that times are getting better.Delete
Thank you Britta, and thank you for the little faerie.ReplyDelete
Dear Joanne, thank you! The fairy I photographed still in Hamburg - here in Berlin they decorated the shop windows of the KaDeWe in a very un-Christmasly fashion -- not bad, but without any magic.Delete