It has been some time since doors were closed and everyone was made to be more circumspect in their day-to-day lives. Hopefully, the challenges life served also allowed for the time to acknowledge the struggles and areas for growth made all the more obvious by being forced to slow down. This renewal brought forth in 2023 has helped us to encounter the old normal and make it anew.
The last few years have been riddled with delays; yet, we are moving forward, finding newness in varied forms. Whether the celebration is for a new job, revisiting an old favorite place that was remodeled, or breaking bread with friends after time apart, the spark of renewal is beckoning us closer.
And yet, it is time to reignite the fire, to recall our lessons and pick up our tools once more. Whether it be in preparation for the coming equinox and solstice celebrations or for the holiday season as a whole, we each carry a spark and burn brightly together.