As I began this New Years post I’ve tried to think of the right words that could express all, or at least express some, of the things we’ve battled as a people, living in the historical time of a world wide pandemic. It actually still perplexes me to say and write those words… And as usual, my go to art is music lyrics. So I am sharing some from a couple songs that I feel relevantly sum up 2020 and heading into 2021.

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Quotes:

I went asleep last night-Tired from the fight-I’ve been fighting for tomorrow-All my life-Yea I woke up this morning-Feeling brand new ‘Cause the dreams that I’ve been dreaming-Has finally came true

If you and I made it this far, Well then hey, we can make it all the way, And they said no we can’t, And we said yes we can, Remember…

It’s a New Day by will.i.am

It’s a new dawn-It’s a new day-It’s a new life for me-And I’m feeling good-Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don’t you know? Butterflies all havin’ fun, you know what I mean-Sleep in peace when day is done, that’s what I mean-And this old world, is a new world-And a bold world for me, yeah-yeah-Stars when you shine, you know how I feel-Scent of the pine, you know how I feel-Oh, freedom is mine-And I know how I feel-It’s a new dawn-It’s a new dayIt’s a new life for me…… I’m feeling good

Feeling Good by Nina Simone


Listen to Nina Simone here——> https://youtu.be/D5Y11hwjMNs


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In Closing…

thank you.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Thank you for supporting me/Art.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, experiences, knowledge or just reminding me you are out there and you see me and my work.

Let us all hope that if we’ve remembered/relearned one lesson throughout 2020, it is that we do need human interaction, love, compassion, kindness, support and friendship. There are many families beginning 2021 minus family members or at great financial and physical challenge. We all have it within us to consciously be kind, or not. After everything that transpired, I sincerely hope you begin your new year by finding your joy and sharing a little with everyone you meet. Be like Greg ⤵️

Find Your Joy-Gregisms

Until next time. Peace,