Last year I posted a note to my personal blog. It was a bit of satire – a take off on the Christmas letters we had received. It was silly and tongue in cheek, and it was probably the most popular blog I had written.
This year I thought I’d be a little more serious. This has been a year where bad news has flourished – the economy, the environment — and at this time of year, once again fear seizes many and airports around the world go into security alert. It would be tempting to succumb to the barrage. It would be tempting to think that this was all happening to us, from forces greater that us — beyond our control.
I have to confess that I’ve skirted with that kind of thinking. We’ve all had our share of tragedy in the past year. Some of it is, quite rightly, out of our control. But this year, I saw something that lifted my spirits and made me think. It was a picture of a man, I’ve no idea who he is, who wore a simple sign that said, “I don’t believe in the recession.”
Futile? Perhaps. But I loved his defiance. Continue reading