each year should be the best year we have yet lived.
each year we are more learned in the ways of life.
each year we are wiser than the year before.
each year our eyes know better the sights to seek.
each year our ears listen with finer tuning…
all that we understand of the universe is the setting for each sight and sound of day.
the child looks with gladness each year to be one year older.
should not this welcome pursue us all our years?…
our years are coins with which we can purchase more wisely at the
bazaars of a new season.
our love is more pliant and patient having been taught by time.
the new year is one year older than the last. The earth is more
abounding in growth.
the creatures have moved another step in their unfolding.
humankind has left us one more year of art for our contemplation.
history is one year more resonant with lessons.
the sunrises are one year more familiar and promising.
the sunsets are one year less fearful, and the peace of the night is
one year closer.
(many thanks to the college chaplain at Hood for sharing with danni!)