“Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings”.

Idly sitting in our 1899 schoolhouse, the heirloom Seth Thomas Grandfather clock (circa 1800’s) steadily ticks towards the end of this insane year. My heavy heart beats against the rhythm of this admired relic. I will long remember 2020 for it’s challenges and hardships and sadnesses it carried across the globe and into our own homes.

I want to share a few powerful old sayings that feel so contemporary in this troubled time. They warm my spirit. I hope you are reminded that …”but Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

“And now let us welcome the new year full of things that have never been”.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice” ~ T.S.Eliot

“Ring out the old, Ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, Ring in the truth”. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Shout out of love and peace and the gift of good health to all! I can’t wait to spread good cheer through nature’s gift of beautiful flowers, reminding us “Earth is crammed with Heaven”. Warmly, Ellen