2020

30 December 2019 – Oh 2020, you are almost here.

We know you want to treat us right, so here are some suggestions.

Please be the kind of year in which, for example, a functional utility box is also a bright-eyed owl …

an equally functional bike stand becomes a work of wool art …

a derelict houseboat is transformed into a floating artists’ haven …

and grubby old car tires turn into safe, bright playground pads.

Put your mind to it, 2020.

Be a year in which padlocks denote love …

tent cities are full of joy and magic …

and the downtown core offers us abundant public benches …

recycling locations …

and bike rental stands.

C’mon, 2020! Accept the challenge.

Be a year in which the graffito underfoot is a coffee cup, not an F-bomb …

even a 93-year-old monarch tries to stay current …

crows feel free to offer editorial opinion …

and the humble little sparrow dares to dream big, and succeeds.

Happy new year, everyone.

May we all have a year in which we dare to dream big, and succeed.

(I feel I must add: I do know this is just the pretty stuff, and there is much that is dark, dangerous and disgraceful. But I believe we must also recognize and celebrate everything that is wonderful. It restores balance to our vision, and it gives us the energy and motivation to get out there and help make things better.)

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  1. Hi Penny;I am finally considering visiting Iceland.We should chat about your experience in Iceland and beyond.Send me an email: newapple@rogers.com Seymore Applebaum, Ed.D. (416)892-8500 E-mail: newapple@rogers.com

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  2. taussig18

     /  30 December 2019

    Your suggestions are all so great. Nothing much about Trump or the EU or Brexit or anything repulsive, even if it is real.

    Happy 2020 Penny.

    Best, L

    Larry Webb

    larw18@webbpro.ca

    (416) 508-1291

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  3. A wonderful post, Penny! I feel inspired. 🙂 All the best to you in 2020 – good vision for all of us.

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  4. Nancy Loviska

     /  1 January 2020

    I like your vision! Happy New Year

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  5. I absolutely agree, we have to recognize and applaud the good stuff, especially the choice to scrawl a picture of a coffee cup instead of an F-bomb. 🙂 Happy New Year, Penny!

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