Happy New Year

May the weather be your favorite color

and the words to the things you've been holding be released.

May your burdens turn to birds

your joys unfold,

may you be welcome wherever you go.



May all the time be enough

to call your parents

and work hard

and work out

and share a nice meal

with the people who say good things about you.


May you get enough sleep.


May the door open

may arms open

and the sea open

and your heart open


And may all the hope and all the hours and all the will

affect the outcome


Let the light in.

May it make both sides your best sides  

and keep you warm.

Hold even your shadows close.


May our heroes look like us

May they be kind and clever and brave

beyond odds.