Tonight I am sitting in a dimly lit, quiet house, listening to the rain water running off of the roof. My home is asleep, and as I wait for the rain to turn back into snow, I feel the need to reach out. The big, wide world outside my door has been pretty quiet, as if we are all holding our breath, hunkered down in trenches on the front lines, awaiting the brutal end to the holiday stand-down and camaraderie.
Of course, the media goes on and on about the COP21 conference in Paris and the threat of terrorist attacks from lone-wolf, radicalized, crazy people. But, over all, there seems to be a pause, a moment to catch one’s breath, a moment to share our collective love of celebration, as we near the solstice, Christmas, the new year.
With this in mind, I feel the need to apologize for the fact that I too have been pretty quiet. While it is true that I have been busy with my day job and birthdays and the holidays, I have to admit that I have also been tuning out, just a little. Rest assured, this won’t last. My frustration and anger is merely simmering, stewing away on several projects already in the pot.
And, right now, while all is ‘quiet’, I just want to pause and thank those of you who have supported me in this new undertaking, those of you who have been checking in regularly to read what I have to say, those of you who are out there every day doing what you can to share your knowledge and understanding. You all inspire me, and I am excited and motivated for the future. I am looking forward to a new year full of optimism and hope. I really believe that there is a growing awareness, a growing voice, that will embrace and spread the message of compassion, and peace, and I am honored to be here, honored to be doing my small part.