It’s a New Year – 2019

Everything’s new
– it’s always so –
for this moment’s already gone.

It was sparkly and fresh
– but so ephemeral –
that it’s virtually a memory now.

Live for the moment
– not for later –
make the most of now

…while it’s sparkly and fresh,
new and beguiling,
make now the end of your rainbow.

May your now be brilliant,
adventurous, delightful;
May you dance in its beguiling arms…

…before the newness fades,
and it drowns in the whirlpool
of a memory that’s fickle and jaded.

Happy New Year, Dear Lovely People!

Peshawar and Paris and the World

Update:
I wrote this after the Peshawar school attack, modified it after Paris, and then there were so many more that I just added ‘the World’ to the title.

How do we stop this? I wish there was a switch we could just press……

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