Happy New Year!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

2018 has been great!! Here’s to 2019!!

 

Here’s to another great year! More writing, reading and travelling!

 

May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you,

and the pure light within you, guide your way on.

Comments

Ryan Messano Added Dec 31, 2018 - 9:18pm
Ward Tipton Added Dec 31, 2018 - 10:30pm
I never knew you were Catholic? Celebrating the Catholic New Year now? 
 
Methinks perhaps your atheism is slipping LOL
John Minehan Added Dec 31, 2018 - 10:39pm
"Happy New Year Everyone!" To paraphrase Dickens.
Ric Wells Added Jan 1, 2019 - 2:02am
Happy New Year Opher.
Stone-Eater Added Jan 1, 2019 - 3:17am
Yep. Enjoy 2019 :))
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 3:49am
Thanks guys! Hope it's a good one for you all!
Whiskey River Added Jan 1, 2019 - 4:33am
Happy New Year to you too! 
FacePalm Added Jan 1, 2019 - 6:24am
Opher-
May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you,
and the pure light within you, guide your way on.
 
Indeed, you have engendered curiosity in me, as well:  if you don't mind me asking, from whence comes this sentiment, and is that a Hindu deity which is pictured?
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 7:22am
Face - simply an image of the Buddha that I took in some Thai temple, an image of the sun and the lyrics from an Incredible String Band song.
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 7:22am
Cheers Whiskey - many returns.
FacePalm Added Jan 1, 2019 - 8:35am
My, what big ears he has!
An unusual depiction of the Gautama, to be sure...especially with the over-long feet.
I should like to hear the Incredible String Band song, i think.
 
Anyway, thanks for expressing the sentiment, and you should know it bears a close resemblance to the Benediction many church people speak at the conclusion of services.  i'll refrain from burdening you with it, unless you request otherwise.
Marty Koval Added Jan 1, 2019 - 8:48am
Happy New Year Opher
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 9:15am
Face - here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqZxdD58yDY
I like the idea of secular benedictions!
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 9:15am
Happy New Year Marty.
Steel Breeze Added Jan 1, 2019 - 9:51am
huh,another year and i'm still here....amazing.....
Happy New Year...
FacePalm Added Jan 1, 2019 - 1:22pm
Opher-
Thanks for the link.  An interesting performance.  Apparently, either quite a few people were in the band or there were several hangers-on who wanted in the picture.
 
But Truth is truth, no matter whether clothed in religious or secular guise.
As Napoleon noted:
 
"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit.  In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte(1769-1821) French emperor
 
The sword is faster, though - and it remains to be seen if there will be enough time for the Spirit to conquer all.
Adolf Dick McMenace Added Jan 1, 2019 - 1:28pm
Happy fucking New fucking Year. Another fucking one down the fucking drain.
Mustafa Kemal Added Jan 1, 2019 - 3:09pm
Opher,
 
Happy New Year to you too!
 
My wife told me her New Years Resolution: to enjoy life.
 
I thought, what a great resolution!
 
 
Snow is falling out my window at present. It is a White Christmas.
We have 8 inches of snow outside the cabin in Northern New Mexico. 
7deg F in the morning.  But we are well stocked with the essentials:
 
food, water, Guinness and scotch
 
Mustafa
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 5:38pm
Steel - every day is amazing isn't it?
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 5:39pm
Face - they were a bit of a commune!
Yes - I hope there is time for the spirit to prevail!
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 5:40pm
Major - Lol - another one bites the dust - here's to the next!
opher goodwin Added Jan 1, 2019 - 5:41pm
Mustafa - A great resolution! I might just steal it!
Sunny and mild here today! But I'm also stocked up just in case!
Enjoy!
Michael B Bagala Added Jan 1, 2019 - 7:57pm
Goodwin:
Happy (Christian) New Year. The Buddha's Birthday, Nirvana and Paririrvana (physical death) is on May 19, 2019 Vesak the Buddhist New Year
There is also a Hindu and Muslim New Year. They are all celebrated in Sri Lanka my  homeland.
Michael B Bagala Added Jan 1, 2019 - 7:58pm
Oops that is Pari-Nirvana
opher goodwin Added Jan 2, 2019 - 4:18am
Michael - thank you for that and a happy New Year to you!
Sri Lanka is a beautiful place. I hope to go back one day.