Friday, December 31, 2010

Wishing You Courage in the New Year

by Mike Monteiro Prints available at 20x200 here

There is a an unabashed realism to this sentiment and yet, I wouldn't advise living one's life this way. 
I try not to burn bridges and rather hold relationships as carefully balanced with mutual respect. 

Of course, that doesn't mean I haven't wished to burn a bridge or two. 
At the dawn of a new year, it's a time to reflect on the past and move forward with the new. 

May you each move ahead with bright ideas and the courage to act on your dreams and desires.

c.1300, from O.Fr. corage (12c., Mod.Fr. courage) "heart, innermost feelings; temper," from V.L. *coraticum (cf. It. coraggio, Sp. coraje), from L. cor "heart," which remains a common metaphor for inner strength. In M.E., used broadly for "what is in one's mind or thoughts," hence "bravery," but also "wrath, pride, confidence, lustiness," or any sort of inclination. Replaced O.E. ellen, which also meant "zeal, strength."


  1. thank you. all the best to you too
    along with oodles of courage
    and joy

  2. Courage. A very fine word to consider, always, no matter the bridges.
    I confess. I am an advocate of burning (some) bridges.
    Many are actually dams, to my thinking anyway.
    It seems more important to be awake to what is really happening.

    A GLORIOUS New Year to you!

  3. Last year was my major bridge burning year so I will need all the courage going around to make different bridges. Wishing you peace beauty and courage for 2011


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