I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'
And he replied,
'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'
So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
Trod gladly into the night
He led me towards the hills
And the breaking of day in the lone east.
So heart be still!
What need our human life to know
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife of things
Both high and low,
God hideth his intention."
At The Gate Of The Year - Minnie Louise Harkins 1875-1957
Thanks to all for stopping by this year and commenting if you wanted to, This Cat may not break any records, but I appreciate every single visitor and also by following back discovered some truly excellent blogs.
I am sure many of you like myself await the coming New Year with trepidation as to how our Masters are going to try and fuck us over again. (add in my contract finishes at the end of May, so job hunting begins in earnest in January)
Still in a triumph of hope over expectation may I wish you all a Happy New Year to you and yours.
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."