As the Year 2011 comes to a close, New York is witnessing some unusually warm highs and quite a terrific weather of spring like conditions in the morning and looks like cloudy as I write. I just got an email from a good friend , Yuri Shimojo, with a message of hope for 2012. I think what she is saying is so awesome, I wanted to share it with you.
Painting is by master Yuri Shimojo.
"Voices from 2011"
Dearest friends and families
As year of 2011 is closing I'd like to express my heartfelt gratitude and love to you
This global upheaval year has brought many of us to face inner revolution
Our mother land guided us one of the big examples too
2011 became the year zero for me as Japanese and as an artist
May all humans can appreciate what we learned from 2011 when we look back year of zero one day
May all humans can live in peaceful coexistence with nature on beautiful earth one day
I painted this piece this year with my prayers
dedicating for children
May all your prayers and dreams you manifested this year will seed, root and bloom
The year of the shift
Warmly open to the beautiful light
Happy New Year !