Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brand New Day


See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day

–From “Beautiful Day” by U2

Annie, Alex, and I wish everyone a Happy New Year! In less than a month, a new president will be inaugurated in America and a new day will dawn on our country and the world. After so much darkness and destruction, it’s truly a beautiful day coming like the radiant light of Edvard Munch’s The Sun (above, from the Oslo University Aula decoration, 1911-1916). Yes, we did.

3 comments:

lotusgreen said...

wondrous--word and image. thank you

and happy new year

Art Rock said...

Excellent choice of painting and great words. Have a good 2009.

abbeville said...

Happy New Year to you too, Bob! Let's hope it's more prosperous and peaceful than the last one--while at the same time, just as entertaining.