Happy New Year Everyone. As I post this, the calendar has already changed in Australia and I am sure, going by what I observed up at the local pub last night, that many are nursing hangovers this morning. Mark and my other blog friends from the U.K. are just ushering in the new year while my readers from the U.S. including my little family in Indiana are still waiting for midnight. It is a strange and wonderful world we live in.
And my wishes for us all in 2011?
I hope we can all be like this tree fern.
Lush and green and beautiful.
But the tree fern is also a tough character,
It rebounds from adversity with gusto.
Burn it in bushfires,
Dig it up,
Cut it in half with a chain saw,
Give it no water,
Leave it laying on its side,
Give it up for dead.
Then plant it, water it and voila,
It will unfurl its fronds and start all over again.
May 2011 be the most wonderful year ever...
but if it isn't,
May you have the resilience a tree fern.