2016 New Year Post Carpe Diem<<<>>>Momento Mori

2016

Carpe Diem<<<<Desiderata>>>>Momento
Mori

I don’t know that I could be able to highlight moments for the year on a web page,
and get across what they mean to me.
Because, one’s slight grade is another’s mountain and more
one’s campfire is another’s cathedral.
But the contemplative aspects of a year/s are in the title.

Happy New Year 2016 !!!
It’s a New Year and a time to make resolutions.
Or resolve not to make one, and celebrate the New Year’s Day!
At 53 of years, the days of the future are seeming to be  the
same, while I grow into a realization of age.
(and what it means).
So as hope for the New Year, a Poem written in 1927 by Max Ehrman.

My Resolution
To find Balance in the New Year! (between …..well,
…….?)

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and
remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with
all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to
others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have
their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious
to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become
vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser
persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it
is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the
world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is
full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all
aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully
surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden
misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees
and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the
universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive
Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy
confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is
still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.”

Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”

Music-

Lullaby of the
Bells redo 2016- Phantom of the Opera 1940’s
from Tempo Primo on
Vimeo.

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