My kids would laugh if they saw the boom box I’m using near the desk to play my CDs of Christmas music. Oh yea, I’ve got Apple Music, and plenty of other music sources, but this ritual is especially comforting on the first day of Winter.
Starting now, ’til summer solstice, the days get longer. That’s good. I also find comfort that — on our first day of winter — it’s the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
The planets don’t give a whit about Christmas shopping, and Covid testing lines. All is good from a very macro point of view.
This week and next week I’m working a smidge less and so this will be the last planned newsletter of 2021.
I’m wishing for you the same thing I’m wishing for myself:
time to reflect on the joys — and the losses — of the last year or so
the ability to connect with those we love and make sure they know it
an even greater clarity of our live’s work. Meaning meaningful work and meaningful relationships.
I’ll close with an Irish saying I just discovered, and that I’m sending to each of you.
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty!