This New Year,
Let us hope that the humanosphere moves swiftly to break its vector toward nuclear doom.
Let us hope that war is recognized for what it is: a black hole of lies sucking us all down.
Let us hope that care trumps greed, so that by next Samhain nary a person believes that cash is more important than a starving child’s ribs.
Let us hope that fat heads and wagging tongues yield to wide ears, and that the humble and soft-spoken are honored rather than circumvented.
Let us hope that religious fanatics lose their sick grip, and that all gods are validated except those that seek to be the one King.
Let us hope leaders stop spitting terror out of their angry loud mouths, and that flocks of fools stop kneeling in collars of fear.
Let us hope that lovers of all races mingle and mate, at least spiritually in deep companionship. Are we not all lovers in this sense?
Let us hope the light of education burns through webs of ignorance, freeing untold millions of mental wings.
Let us hope that denial and discord melt into delight, and we see as children again, tears in our eyes because each moment of color or scent or taste or touch or song is rare.
Let us fall down and beg the Fates to guide us away from a planet-killing path, the one we travel when we buy earth-poisons in the name of a pretty shine.
Let us pray we can be more than fussy ants, led by the pheromone of the purse, rushing into a Discount Hive to penny pinch.
Let us frequently take a deep breath, and realize what a treasure that one breath is, more so than any ingot or jewel--
That we have all been winners in the most important lottery: the Lottery of Life.