Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!



No, the above isn't an image from Canada, but from some weather-hardy Chinese university students in China.

As for celebrations in the Middle East, it seems that the festivities in Dubai captured the imagination of most photo editors.



However, the image below, from Baghdad's Firdous Square, is a reminder of human resilience in the face of ongoing difficulties, and why celebrations are important beyond their fun aspect. They help to normalize life, provide occasions for better spirits, and for joining in positive feelings with family, friends, and neighbours. This is part of the stuff of resilience.



Now, the one below is from Canada:


Personally, I'd rather be at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil!



A Happy New Year, 
and a 2015 Full of  Blessings, 
to All!

Please share how you spent the New Year. Mine has been very pleasant, but very quiet!

6 comments:

jaraads said...

Mine was the best in twelve years. At my sister's home with my parents, two brothers and their families.
Being around family isn't bad after all :)

Chiara said...

That's great, Jaraad! What country were you in?

Susanne said...

Great photos! I rang in the new year with family at my brother's house.

Happy 2015!

jaraads said...

I am temporary in Jordan.

Coolred38 said...

Hey Chiara, where are you? We haven't chatted in forever. Really miss those chats. Have a great day and year.

Chiara said...

Hi Susanne-Nice to hear from you and glad to know you spent the holiday with family.

Hi Jaraads-thanks for the update. I hope all is going well during your stay!

Hi Coolred--Just saw this. I haven't been online nearly as much, and I also miss our chats! Hopefully we will connect soon.

My apologies to all for the delayed replies. I hope none of you is experiencing the great deep freeze, but I suspect Canada isn't the only one with record lows this winter!

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