Chinese New Year greetings-making the journey
Sending everyone Happy Chinese New Year Greetings for the Year of the Dog thought to be a year of honesty. A time when we can hopefully seek a more authentic life. What is truly important to us? what priorities and choices will we make this year. Hopefully as a collective we can aim to have more meaningful communication with one another through our creativity, verbal and written communications. Approaching Chinese New Year I was pleased to exhibit my paintings some of which I wrote about in my last blog post 'Celebrating the migration of my ancestors', and I'm pleased to support the forthcoming #1daywithoutus Paintings from left to right: 'Into the Light', 'Celebrating Ancestors', 'An opera through time and space' and 'The Presence of our ancestors.'
Chinese New Year is a time to get together with family and friends and so I have been pleased to make the journey across the Pennine Hills. Leaving Sheffield roads were clear until we came to the so called Snake Pass as it winds and twists like a snake slithering across the land. There we met snowy roads and vehicles struggling to make the climb. Stopping briefly to help push cars that were stuck we emerged into Glossop where there was hardly any snow! Over in Lancashire there were icy sea winds as we approached the Fylde coast, but not a drop of snow. Seeing our family and catching up over a feast was well worth the journey. Being with loved ones, feeling the warmth of hugs and laughter is an authentic way of being.
The exciting thing about a new year is that the future is unknown and holds such possibility. For me going into this Chinese New Year of the Dog is about going into the light, with this in mind I wish you Kong Hey Fatt Choy/Xin Nian Kuai Le!