Endings, Beginnings, Change: 2021.
Hello dear ones! I'm sitting down at my desk in Los Angeles, where I've been spending the holidays in my family bubble, to send a message of gratitude and hope to each and every one of you as we enter this new year.
In the stack of mail that was waiting for me in the US after being in Cardiff since September for the filming of Series 3, I discovered this wonderful image from Karin Star (you can find her work here at @karinstar). It summed up exactly how I am feeling at the moment: hope that I have the courage to be part of the solution to the deep divisions that have challenged the world on so many levels in the past year, and a desire for a bit more magic in the year to come.
As we all know, magic is nothing more than desire made real. So if you are hoping for healing in 2021, like me, then perhaps if we all wish for it with all our heart, and have the courage to put that wish into action, we can make a bit of the magic this world so sorely needs right now.
For those of you who have lost loved ones in 2020, I know that your courage is being sorely tested. For those of you who have spent the last nine months in fear because you are a frontline worker, or have struggled to keep a roof over your head and food on the table, or who have found yourself working from home while teaching your children and learning to live 24/7 with your partner, I know that your courage is perhaps at low ebb, too. Many of us are exhausted. Many of us are disheartened. Many of us are challenged by the uncertainty of these times.
But history tells us that these times will end. There are beginnings to look forward to. Will there be changes? Certainly--and not all of them will be welcome.
And most of all there will be magic in unexpected places, in the turning of the seasons, in a new baby's cry, in the tears shed when a loved one passes, in cracking the covers on a new book, in the possibilities for connection that exist in this virtual community we have carved out for each other.#WeAreAllSouls and together we can face 2021 with grace, compassion and courage.
Wishing you and all of your loved ones health, prosperity, and magic in 2021,