A photo of a London library after the Blitz; a 57 day period of intense, incessant bombing that occurred both day and night in 1940. The figures peruse books amid the rubble: the image captures (for me) the bittersweet quality of New Year's Day. Yes, terrible things happen--there will always be intentional acts of cruelty, pointless destruction, and unavoidable disappointment. But with that, for most of us, an indefatigable will to continue and remain hopeful.
Happy New Year!