As we approach the threshold of the year to come, maybe we should follow in Tennyson's footsteps. Whether you're Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm or Henny Penny matters not- hopefulness doesn't discriminate. But hope isn't just a matter of idly wishing. It's planning, striving, doing whatever needs doing to make hopes real. This velvety rabbit reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit who learned a lot about Real from Skin Horse. "Generally by the time you are Real, most of your hair has fallen off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all. Once you are Real, you can't become unReal."
Real is work. Real is resolve. And Real is just on the other side of the threshold.
Happy and Hopeful New Year. Really.