Pohutukawa Flowers, December 2019
“Every beginning is a consequence – every beginning ends something”
– Paul Valery
So, new year, new decade.
We will celebrate the New Year, as humans are wont to do with anything new.
Sometimes we start something new, without realising it has drawn a line with the past.
And vice versa – we can be so obsessed with ending something, that we fail to grasp that we have moved into a new phase.
Also, sometimes there is an end without an apparent “new” thing. That’s alright. A time of transition, awkward as it can be, may be infinitely valuable and is in fact essential. Not that the world will necessarily understand if you find yourself in a place of apparent nothingness.
Remember, in nature there has to be a fallow time before verdant growth.
Anyway, Happy New Year, wherever you find yourself !