Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!


May 2011 bring you and those around you:
Health
love
peace
inspiration
success
leisure
contentment

and
- in case something does not immediately work -
lots of serene calmness and calm serenety.

And ... who knows ... why not? ...

... perhaps you might even find
the pot at the end of the rainbow ... :)

49 comments:

  1. All I ever want to find, at the end of the rainbow, are my friends' loving hearts.

    Thank you for your great wishes. Lifting my glass (Cellier des Dauphins) to your full health. The best is yet to come...

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  2. Thanks for the lovely wishes, Sean, and all the same back to you!

    I'm working - sitting in a semi-darkened bedroom with a sleeping sick child who thankfully hasn't been wakened by the crash-bang of all the fireworks outside now slowly dying away. His parents are at home but, because of serious tensions between them and our nursing service, are refusing to talk to me. A strange way to usher in the new year ... :-|

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  3. Claude,
    the best, my dear friend, is yet to come ... indeed. [:)]
    And all we'll be going to find at the end of the rainbow will always be ... what we are longing to find ...

    Francis,
    [instead of trying to answer]
    if I happened to sit at your side in this semi-darkened room, right now, I'd hug you.

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  4. Thanks, Sean! In fact, as a result of a number of conversations I've been simultaneously carrying out over facebook and a couple of blogs - including yours - the beginning of the year has been quite pleasant :-)

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  5. And a very healthy and happy 2011 to you Sean!

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  6. Francis,
    nonetheless, your 'job' (not only) tonight is no firework.
    I am trying to think of what the parents of your little fosterling [?] are feeling/thinking.
    In other words:
    If someone came to do what is my job, I ought to be ... thankful ... hm?

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  7. Happy New Year to you Sean.

    Health is at the top of my list for 2011. How about wisdom? I am still waiting hopefully for that to arrive. :)

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  8. I'm delighted to see you were here tonight (although I hope you're sleeping peacefully now) and trust this means you are recovered. I wish all the blessing for you that you so graciously wished to us.

    Happy New Year, Sean.

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  9. jmb,
    wisdom's a gift, isn't it?
    A very happy year to you and the 'old scientist'. And lots of health.
    Be sure my thoughts are with you much more often than I am commenting on you blog. Vive la Vancouver. :)

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  10. Susan,
    even if not fully recovered: your words do make me feel ... good. Thank you.
    Many many (adventurous) miles you made (in 2010) to be where you are, right now.
    How cometh I have (almost) no doubt you will become happy in 2011?
    Happy New Year, my dear friend.

    Did I ever tell you are a gifted artist? :)

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  11. Good that you are back posting, Sean; I have missed your inspirations.

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  12. Sean, I'm sorry I missed you at the bells: bed came early for me.

    Now as the New Year rolls forward let me wish you all that you need.

    Take great care.

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  13. I think we may find some of that over the rainbow, if we look hard enough.

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  14. Happy New Year Sean.
    A little something I read by an unknown author:

    I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
    I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
    I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
    I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much
    bigger.
    I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
    I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

    I wish you enough Sean. Glad you are feeling somewhat better.

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  15. Many happy returns, Sean. I wish you peace and good health, whatever 2011 has in store for us all.

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  16. Happy New Year to you, too! Hope it's a great year for you and yours!!

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  17. A belated Happy and Peaceful New Year to you Sean.
    I haven't been visiting anyone much recently, but I'll be back more often hopefully ;-)

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  18. A very belated happy 2011 to you and your family dear Sean!

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  19. How are you Sean? We are missing you over at Jams' Philosophical Poetry Competition. I feel it needs the input of some of your classy lines, to drown out my boorish brashness. I do hope you are OK.

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  20. It grows late in the year and we miss you. I am very grateful for your positive energy and words that make my heart smile.

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  21. Dear Sean - As Francis tells us it's spring, I'm here to wish you Good Health, et un Joyeux Printemps. Much love!:)

    SEE: Attempted Essays: That February Feeling.

    http://francishunt.blogspot.com/

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  22. Thinking of you, Sean, and hoping you're OK...

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  23. Dear Sean, are you still celebrating the New Year or something else.)!!

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  24. John,
    what an unexpected com(pli)ment! Thank you very much.

    Calum,
    sometimes we are taught that 'taking care' (of ourselves) is as effective as is voting. ...
    To all my wishes (above) I wish you your ears lots of music to please them.
    And may you stay being what I always consider(ed) to be a wonderful compliment: a real character.
    ...
    Ha! Words. Words.
    Anyway. How could I have written the above without ... words?
    Good to know you will understand ... without words. :)






    CherryPie,
    yep. The pot of gold is easily to be found. Very easily, indeed.

    Janice,
    what good thoughts. Thank you.
    As for the pains, I do confess (I think) I've already had enough for the months to come.

    Stan,
    thanks a lot, dear friend. There's / will be quite a bit to overcome, hm? However, we shall do it! (?)
    My good thoughts are with you, Stan.

    Welshcakes,
    grazie, Signora Limoncello.

    Knatolee,
    ... and to you, Gordon, and to everything that creeps and flies on your farm.

    Ruth,
    what shall I say, Mylady?
    May the best of 2010 in 2011 turn out to be the worst. :)

    Hans,
    ... and to Ozlem and you, my friend.

    H.Inscience,
    phew, I am late, hm?! Anyway, give me some more time. Jams' Philosophical Poetry Competition sounds most challenging!
    I'll do my very best ... in the hope that my best will be good enough. :)
    And thank you for your good wishes.

    Susan,
    ah! To think/imagine I am able to make your heart smile.
    It's so good to read such kind words after having cheated death. :)

    Bertus,
    I am, my friend. Or rather, I do think, better: hope I am. Thank you.

    Welshcakes,
    repetita iuvant. :)

    Chris,
    who is/are 'we'? Pluralis majestatis?

    "Ha, obviously Sean's back in the land of the living!"

    Yep, my dear friend. Obviously.


    Claude,
    ah, merci de coeur. Your good wishes are most welcome. And (hopefully) soon I shall spring and follow your link to Francis.

    D.E.,
    good to know this, my friend. Thank you.

    Hans,
    indeed, something else it was that I celebrated and still am celebrating.

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  25. Ah... 'tis Seanrise again. I thought I saw a chink of light growing in the East. Welcome back to the land of the lost, dear boy. You have been missed.

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  26. Good to see you back here Sean!

    Bertus

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  27. Glad to see you back :-) I missed you.

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  28. There are windmills to be tilted at, and other horrors... when you feel strong enough... It has been a lonely struggle without you Seanso

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  29. Let me complete my link to Francis' post on Spring.

    http://francishunt.blogspot.com/2011/02/that-february-feeling.html

    I hope this works. As you see, I still need your teaching. Please, get well soon, friend. :)

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  30. dear Sean, are you retired now?..)))
    good to see that you're still alive.)

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  31. dear Sean, are you retired now?..)))
    good to see that you're still alive.)

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  32. dear Sean, are you retired now?..)))
    good to see that you're still alive.)

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  33. dear Sean, are you retired now?..)))
    good to see that you're still alive.)

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  34. dear Sean, are you retired now?..)))
    good to see that you're still alive.)

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  35. H.inscience,
    so good to hear your kind words, my friend. Thank you!
    As you see a short "Seanrise" these days still very soon is followed by a longer-lasting Seandown.

    Bertus,
    :) I do feel like the boxer sitting in the corner, when being told by his coach he's doing fine asking him: 'Then watch the ref. Someone's all the time's pasting me.'

    CherryPie,
    glad you missed me. :)
    Although, I'd rather prefer not to have been missed by you, as in this case I'd been able to give you no reason to miss me. :)

    Don QuiScottie,
    until my last breath I shall follow you on (y)our quest; i.e. if it takes such long to defeat all these windmills. :)
    Did you notice that nowadays an average windmill's characteristic feature is not its blades, but that they are walking on two feet?

    Claude,
    "get well" is a fine wish. :)
    Much better than the wish 'Get better'.
    Why would I mention this?
    Getting better (to become well) sometimes takes pretty long. ...

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  36. Dear Hans,
    no, I have not have moved to a dwelling six feet under yet, and thus have not retired.

    Dear Hans,
    no, I have not have moved to a dwelling six feet under yet, and thus have not retired.

    Dear Hans,
    no, I have not have moved to a dwelling six feet under yet, and thus have not retired.

    Dear Hans,
    no, I have not have moved to a dwelling six feet under yet, and thus have not retired.

    Dear Hans,
    no, I have not have moved to a dwelling six feet under yet, and thus have not retired.

    Dear Hans,
    no, I have not have moved to a dwelling six feet under yet, and thus have not retired.

    :)

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  37. Hurrah! Spring approaches, and the hibernating Sean emerges from his burrow to sniff the air and stretch his limbs. Perhaps he will burst into song soon enough...

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  38. Ireland misses the Seananigans too, and hopes spring in Seanhenge is progressing in peace and colour.

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  39. D.E., Andrew & Stan,
    you can't, of course, know how much your words, i.e. your kindness is appreciated.
    Thank you very much.

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  40. Wonderful to hear your voice. Quite a relief! Best wishes to you and family.

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  41. It is so lovely to hear from you again :-) I hope you are well and enjoying yourself?

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  42. Claude, CherryPie,
    belated thanks to you, too.
    It's been, in a way, a happy year so far, but not a good one. :)

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  43. These years come round to challenge us...

    The Vision & Verb group I post on has just posted its schedule for posts...

    I have December 31st slot! I dislike that date for many reasons. But it gives me a challenge to be creative and positive ;-) :-)

    It is quite a challenge though ;-)

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