Touch me life. Not softly. – Maya Angelou
And my GOD, life has touched us this year.
Here’s to us crawling to the finish line, scraped, bruised, hoping. Here’s to our successes and our fucking failures, to finally resting and to re-entering labour.
Here’s to the vigil keepers, the rent seekers, to the quiet and the loud speakers. Here’s to those giving up, to those still trying, to those still living and to those busy dying. To the lost and the found, to the travellers and the homebound. To the newborn and the demented, the clear thinking and disoriented. To the laughing and the scheming, to the weeping and the grieving.
And I celebrate us all, trembling.
Strip it down and focus.
Entering 2017 like…
All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
― J.M. Barrie