Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and a great deal more, can be among the most beautifully lyric wordsmiths of our time. This New Year’s wish, which he published here, is a short, fine example of that. I love the sentiment. Here’s to bravery & joy, my friends.
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It’s a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world.
So this is my wish, a wish for me as much as it is a wish for you: in the world to come, let us be brave – let us walk into the dark without fear, and step into the unknown with smiles on our faces, even if we’re faking them.
And whatever happens to us, whatever we make, whatever we learn, let us take joy in it. We can find joy in the world if it’s joy we’re looking for, we can take joy in the act of creation.
So that is my wish for you, and for me. Bravery and joy.
photo by pinguino k, via Wikimedia Commons