We Are Quiet Now, 2006
It seems fitting on this last day of the year to go out with something calm.
It’s been a tough year for a lot of people. It’s been a loud year, too, with a lot of hateful shouting and discord. Like that glob of goo in the Ghostbusters movies, the culture seems to have fed more off the worst of our nature rather than the better.
But I'm an optimist, so I saw good riddance to all that! If we can’t look up, what’s the use of looking?
I took We Are Quiet Now several years ago after a busy Thanksgiving holiday. Before the first guest had arrived for dinner, there’d been bad weather, high waters and fallen trees.
Dinner was wonderful. We hated to see our guests leave. But it was a lot of people and a lot of confusion in a short period of time. After the last overnight guest departed, I looked out the window and noticed this quiet moment.
Whether your New Year's Eve is boisterous or quiet, I wish you a very happy and healthy (and prosperous, why not?) new year!