Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
Hope the holidays treat you well.
"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being." Hafiz of Persia"
I didn't trust it for a moment
but I drank it anyway,
the wine of my own poetry.
It gave me the daring to take hold
of the darkness and tear it down
and cut it into little pieces.
-- Lala, 14th century Persian poet