2016 was a tough year. The defining event was the loss of our dog, which continues to be very painful. Sure, I got even more done than usual, but I get tireder every year and the list stretches out in front of me to the horizon like a never-ending road.
There is every reason to be completely incapacitated by depression. Natural systems and species are being destroyed, Syria is being destroyed by war, nations are falling apart, and society as a whole seems more incompetent than ever at correcting the course. I’ve been frightened for our fate, that feeling seems pretty darn appropriate, and I can’t do a whole lot about it.
And so, this sentiment, embroidered by my new friend (one bright light of my 2016), that about sums up the year. All Growth does not Take Place in Sunlight. My new favourite phrase.
And a quote:
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” -Gandhi