2021 can only be better!

“Ring Out, Wild Bells” / Lord Alfred Tennyson

“Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

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 true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.”

Thank you so much for 2020 and Happy New Year!

26 thoughts on “2021 can only be better!

    • Lois …. you’re right – Here to a much better 2021 because it can’t get worst. Bring it on … let us enjoy it and do our normal better than it was before COVID-19.

  1. Logically speaking the troubles in the world do not look at calendars ! Ghastly things happen, often in threes as it is said . . . and then somehow and oft in their own time they resolve . . . hopefully in acceptable ways. Methinks there are rays of sunshine amongst the clouds . . . let us be patient and try manage in the interim. Beautiful post Vivi = all the warmest thoughts to you . . . hugs . . .

    • Eha, maybe not troubles go by the calendar … but I do and I have full faith in 2021, even if changes will happen slowly – but it’s also up to us to do the best of what it will bring. It’s up US to the best of and to enjoy the new normal. Thank you so much … for the appreciation over my post. Hugs … back!

      • *smile* The term ‘new normal’ at the moment seems to be used left-right-and-centre. I do not believe in the term ! The word ‘normal’ has always had a huge variation . . . what is ‘normal’ for one may not be that at all for the next person – and, would you believe it, that IS quite ‘normal’ ! At the moment many have had to ‘behave’ in circumstances safe and suitable to themselves and others within rather narrow perimeters . . . as the viral activity slowly dies down (and the effect of the unproven vaccines may take a long long time to become noticeable) people will naturally revert to the hugely wide spectrum, each to what is suitable for them . . . it will JUST BE NORMAL . . . nought ‘new’ about it.

      • I think “new normal” is a great expression because the old normal wasn’t that good. This with COVID-19 is Mother Earth tell us that enough is enough – now you guys have to change things for the better. We have paid a high price, but so has our planet. We just take and take … never give anything back. Let the animals live as they are supposed to do. In other words “don’t fuck” (sorry) with nature. So this is payback time. So the old normal isn’t really an option anymore – we have to do much better of the new normal.

      • I think “new normal” is a great expression because the old normal wasn’t that good. This with COVID-19 is Mother Earth tell us that enough is enough – now you guys have to change things for the better. We have paid a high price, but so has our planet. We just take and take … never give anything back. Let the animals live as they are supposed to do. In other words “don’t fuck” (sorry) with nature. So this is payback time. So the old normal isn’t really an option anymore – we have to do much better of the new normal.

      • Oh Vivi – I fully agree with what you say and some others may in a lot of different ways . . . but a huge majority, especially when the viral threat will decrease, will not. We come in all shapes and sizes and tho’ some may have learned a bit others will go right back where they are comfortable 🙂 ! How long will it take to ‘new normal’ the US with political party against political party, race against race, the haves versus the have-nots who cannot even afford to go to the doctor, the huge number of conspiracy theorists versus the normal thinkers . . . nothing will be solved overnight or this new year ! On a practical front we MAY be allowed to travel overseas by 2022 perhaps ! We have just been told this morning the current vaccines are only ’emergency’ and we will not get them until they are proven totally safe with no after effects on our bodies. . . we ALL agree ! so . . .

      • Eha, sorry for not being responsive! *smile … got problems with my eye again and I haven’t really felt for sitting in front of my PC. Been to the doctor and for the first day am I headache free since the 30.12. Don’t understand why the infection and inflammation don’t want to go away. They have now changed the eye drops … let hope for the best. See you … soon. Thank you so much for all the lovely and fun emails I got, they really brighten up my days.
        Lots … Viveka

      • Am thinking of you and holding all fingers and toes crossed. Just watching unparalleled history unfolding in the US totally aghast . . . we’ll talk . . . love

      • Eha, it’s just terrible what is going on in the States – they just lost control of everything, but no wonder when you have somebody like Trump in the White House. Somebody has to stop that man, otherwise, he will be back in 2024. What a terrible person!!! Your crossing helped. My eye is behaving, but I have so many drops that I mess up a couple times every day. *laughing. Thanks for the crossing.

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