Akemashite, omedetou…in other words, Happy New Year. I like the literal translation, though…”as it opens”…visualizing doors quietly sliding open to reveal the new.
It isn’t an original idea and I certainly have said it before. We never know what lies ahead, but we do anticipate, plan and look forward to, and I certainly do.
Today, though, in browsing through older photos, I found this memory from my days of collaborating with the art teacher at the high school where I was teaching Japanese.
The kids were completely immersed in all of it and later would wrap themselves in their pieces. We had a grand time with this – all of us!
This past year, I kept a quote nearby where I could see it everyday:
It is so evident that when art is present, things are better—even in the toughest circumstances. — Theaster Gates
I will simply leave this with you and wish all of my readers the very best in this coming year.