2021: Hope for a More Peaceful Year
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” ~Jimi Hendrix
Happy New Year!
As always, thank you for continued support by choosing to read my words each week. I am so grateful to each of you. After such a challenging year, I am happy to bid farewell to 2020.
This week, I offer some words from Alfred, Lord Tennyson that I thought appropriate to share as we enter a new year.
And I wish you, yours, and all of humanity a 2021 full of peace, health and hope for a brighter future.
“Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.”
―Alfred, Lord Tennyson