…and let it begin with us.
Even in the din of ignorance, short-sighted self-serving protectionism, and bigotry, I have hope in the wisdom and action-on-principle I see cropping up in so many places–small places, with small groups of visionary folks of all colors and callings. We have it in us to do the right thing together, even as we so very obviously have it in us to bring civilization and the planet to the brink of disaster.
So I’m trying to dwell on the good, the true, the noble, wise, hopeful and edifying this season where, every year, I wince, when I hear our little blue marble of a planet described as a place “where hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on Earth, good will toward men.”
The image here shows what I imagine to be the inspiration for the first colored twinkling Christmas tree lights–the natural rainbow of sparkling sunlight diffracted through hoarfrost on pasture margins plants like these beautyberry bushes along Goose Creek. Click for larger image.
And while you’re viewing the picture on Smugmug, you might glance through the not-so-many images I put there from 2011. Here’s the gallery link; click through image by image or select SLIDESHOW. Enjoy, and who knows what you’ll find there at the end of 2012. I’m hoping for some beauty, peace and harmony in digital format to share in the year to come.