Happy New Year!
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I'm posting my New Year's greeting a bit early because today, December 28, I got my library-reserved copy of Rhett Butler's People, currently on several bestsellers' lists. According to the blurb at the New York Times,
An authorized sequel to “Gone With the Wind” updates the character of Rhett Butler for the modern reader.You can find additional reviews of Rhett Butler's People at Amazon.com.
I'm going to start my reading of the book immediately. If the book lives up to the laudatory reviews (not all reviews are flattering), I expect to be immersed in reading this new work of fiction for several days. But I'll come up for air once in a while — to make blog rounds and to check comments — when my eyes get weary of reading hard copy.
Therefore, for now and not for long, I'll leave you with the following poem, which mirrors my thoughts about the new year:
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'
And he replied,
'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'
So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
Trod gladly into the night
He led me towards the hills
And the breaking of day in the lone east.
So heart be still!
What need our human life to know
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife of things
Both high and low,
God hideth his intention."
by Minnie Louise Harkins 1875-1957
Included in King George V1 broadcast 1939
TO ALL MY
Yes, I just had to use a pig in my New Year's greeting.
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