A New Year Wish

Robin Botie of Ithaca, New York, follows the light in her New Year wish where she photographs a tree glowing in Sanibel, Florida.For the New Year I wish you light.

Moonlight, starlight. Firelight, candlelight. The subtle luster of dawn and the brilliance of sunrise. The gleam in a friend’s eyes. City lights. The tiny sparks of fireflies in the dark night. I wish you a blazing torch when you’ve lost your way, an illuminating idea when you’ve lost your inspiration. A reflection. A rainbow. The glow of red and green leaves between you and a hazy sky that hides the sun.
“Look for the light,” my sister called to my daughter who was dying almost five years ago.

“Look for the light,” I say to all of us who still live.

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14 thoughts on “A New Year Wish

    1. Robin Botie Post author

      I’ll take that, Elaine. Light along with darkness. Sweet along with the bitter. Joy in the sorrow. May we all embrace the ups with the downs in our life journeys.

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    1. Robin Botie Post author

      Thank you, Wendy. Keep happy and healthy in the New Year, please. And thank you for being here and in my Facebook. Cheers!

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  1. Joann Giovannone (Jo)

    Beautiful, Robin. Touched my soul! Wishing you beautiful light each & every day.

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  2. Gladys Botie

    You and your sisters are the light of my life. I wish you all a happy new year and to all the readers of your blog. With the light of love, Your mom.

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    1. Robin Botie Post author

      Thank you so much, Mom. That is too nice. I mean, like – I’m speechless. But I’m smiling. Oh yeah – I love you. Happy New Year!

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  3. Annette Corth

    Dear Robin,

    Lovely. Lyric. Uplifting. Beautifully written. A serene new year to you.

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    1. Robin Botie Post author

      Well, Annette, I’m wishing a serene new year to you too. Our lives could both stand some serenity these days. A toast to serenity! And then, could I beg a bit of a push for some excitement as well, for myself, while you’re making wishes for me?

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  4. SusanB

    Lovely Robin. Thank you for sharing your light. I wish you growing peace and hope that many more will find their way to your beautiful blog.

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    1. Robin Botie Post author

      Thank you, Susan. That is the nicest wish. I love the part about many finding their way to my blog. And I wish YOU a beautiful growing peace as well. I also wish you what you hope and pray for. You’ve already guessed my wish. I don’t know yours but I’m hoping that whatever it is, it will come true. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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