I would love to wish you all a traditional Happy New Year but …
After the appalling events of 2016, globally and domestically, it would be such a relief if I could believe that things will improve in the near future. It is true that that human beings cannot descend much further into the abyss and that some day in the future a generation of brave young men and women may forge a better world. That is my hope. I don’t think I will live to see it. I doubt that my own children will. Our hopes must rest on the shoulders of following generations to restore tolerance, respect and generosity of spirit regardless of colour, creed or nationality.
Perhaps 2017 will see the first hesitant steps to regain the potential that we each have within us for good and hold out a promise that eventually our integral humanity will surface.
So, my New Year wish for you is that in 2017 Hope will begin to become Reality and Promise will begin to be fulfilled.