To some, a new year has just about started, for others it’s still several hours away. For me, it’s still about 7 hours left, which with each ticking second is closing the distance to the new year.
The year that has passed have been filled with misery, as we’ve lost many dear role models and people we have looked up, and in some parts of the world, people we did not want to obtain power, has gained it, while other have lost it. We live in an insecure age and some don’t know what will happen in the close future, while others are safely heading towards it.
We, whoever we happen to be, do have the ability to do the best of any given situation, and many of us have survived this year of misery. Many others were born, many have shown kindness and many have done this world a better place.
Let us believe in the hope the newly born and the kindness of people give us, and strive toward a happy 2017. A year in which we feel like we have made the world a better place. A place were fewer people have to fear, for any reason – be it war, politics, or health. We cannot perform miracles, but we can still do even the smallest of actions to make us worthy of sharing the life with many other living beings on our planet.
To welcome this new year, a year – I hope – of happiness, I have two things. One is my well wishes to you all, and this image to the left, featuring Princess of Spirits, Kuyu Espiritu, from The Three Realms. I got a set of markers from my sister and I felt I wanted to try them out, and used them to try them out. I’m afraid the image is photographed this time, as my scanner has since long stopped functioning.
The other is a domain name, so you more easily can find me and the news of my writing. I’m certain it will also be easier for you to share my corner of the Internet with this domain name.
I would also like to make a bold statement. The Demon Realm will be released during 2017. No exact date has been set, but you will certainly learn more with time.
As I have writing this, while the seconds have ticked to minutes and the minutes will tock to hours, I hear the sounds of fireworks. They are sporadic and I see nothing from the windows behind me. On this eve I think of my father, with whom I used to spend this day of the year, and I remember the starry sky above of the countryside. And again,
I wish you a happy, peaceful and hopeful year of 2017.