Tuesday, December 28

it is going to be a New Year

It is going to be a New Year, no matter what!
I wish you all new strength, light, power, warmth and insight - perhaps an inner power, more energetic than the nuclear plant I happened to take a picture off.

It is also my duty and desire to thank you all for following my windy ways in 2010. This, your comments,  were actually sometimes a source of inspiration and comfort despite the wicked digital media it was carried on. Gary, Cym, Lindsay, the Dutch lady, and many others who's names are well known, helped me toddle along. I thank you all for that!

I believe, we arrived (once again) at a pivotal point in human history. Even though I experience a rather stable situation (economically) in Switzerland in the present, the turmoil of anxieties on all other levels continues ... everywhere. 
In many ways I would characterize the year 2010 as a year of demolition and renewed  orientation. The BP spill, the loss of Obama-Hope, Haiti (ongoing), the financial collapse (ongoing), ... and so on - are just reminders of times to come. I am not trying to sketch a bleak picture, but I am well aware of the hurdles. Times must get worse before they be better. As I watch the new full moon rise, I feel the power embedded in my own biography. Reflections indeed.  My new mantra must be earth bound, not stellar.

Switzerland is small, a tiny place. I mean, there is nothing you can hide, not even money, if you have such - that "bank-secrecy" has become a myth. Switzerland is like an ant-hive, well organized, functions key, precision adored. And then there is beauty in traditions. Since I have been here, my cholesterol and blood pressure levels have gone through the roof due to the consumption of fine cheeses and fine wine. I suffer and enjoy simultaneously. What a dilemma!
Went to an old fashioned cotton weaver-factory today. Most of the production is now outsourced to Asia, the stalls empty, triste. So my brother in law rented some space, he is an engineer, and helps to create and manufacture bicycles with added power of electric motors. His design will be world famous - that I know...  :) No, kidding aside, I wish him good luck.

For all of you out there, I wish you good luck as well. May the New Year be fruitful, pleasant and plenty.
(you sort this out, will yah)

Sincere greetings, strength and compassion for the New Year,



Cym said...

Hi Zee, good to hear that you are well. I have mixed feelings about nuclear power plants, and ordinarily do not like the sight of smoke, but that is a pretty picture...especially the sun effect, and with the snow white smoke almost makes it look like a cumulus cloud, very nice. Also what your brother in law is doing sounds really cool, I'd like to get one of those types of bikes someday.

Happy New Year to you Zee (Lukas). I think 2011 will be a better year, am hoping it will be anyways. Can't get much worse can it? Yeah it can, but doesn't hurt to be optimistic.

katrin said...

Happy New Year to you too Zee.
About these cigarette butts, travelling in Holland this 2010, i was appalled by the amount on the sidewalks. Where as in New Mexico, none. And here the Yukon.....oh my gosh... i still smoke the odd one.

well have a good one :)
shuss! (whatever spelling it is)

gfid said...

it takes an artist to make a nuclear plant look beautiful.... mixed feelings about them

i've heard that switzerland is a place of order. order is good - in moderation.

moderation is good - in moderation. don't let it eliminate fine cheese and wine from your life ;0)

be well. i have your card of last year out for Christmas... thinking i must put it in a small frame.

wishing you success in everything you lay your hand to in 2011

♥N said...

For how long will you be in Switzerland, Zee? If you're going to suffer, it might as well be with fine cheeses and amazing wine, right?

Happy New Year!

susan said...

Best wishes in the new year, Zee.

Ingrid said...

Zee, what a surprise!! I am glad you came to FB for a bit as I truly had you on my mind last week. Serendipity! [s]
I'll have to continue to scroll down and see how the move to Switzerland came about. What an adventure. I myself have images of Vancouver BC but with family in tow that is just not going to happen. Not right now. Maybe for research for my murder mystery (crossyourfingers)

all the best Zee..I'll be popping up more often
Ingrid aka Texasdutchie

Ingrid said...

Wow..what a surprise and a surprise move. I am glad you came to FB as I really did think of you. Serendipity [s]
Thank you for thinking of us, your digital friends, or 'virtual'. I have been away from blogging much too long. I have been feeling the tug and pull though.
Take care with your new journey. I have been thinking about Vancouver BC myself but of course, with a family, that move is not going to happen. That said, perhaps I can manage a visit or so for research of my murder mystery.
I'll be back reading and scrolling down on how you decided to move continents.
hugs Zee-ster

Ingrid aka Texasdutchie