Here’s to a peaceful New Year: make goals, not rules

Wat Buppharam, Chiang Mai. Pen & wash, by Caron Eastgate Dann.

Wat Buppharam, Chiang Mai. Pen & wash, by Caron Eastgate Dann.

Whenever I am in Thailand, I like to visit several temples. I enjoy wandering around the compounds, and though I no longer call myself a Buddhist, I find an enormous amount of peace within them. This illustration was inspired by a photo I took when I visited Wat Buppharam in Chiang Mai in November. Just looking at it now makes me feel peaceful.

I would like to wish everyone a happy new year—tonight for us here in the Southern Hemisphere and tomorrow for others. Instead of “resolutions”, I’m going to make a list of things I want to achieve this year. That way, I will have goals rather than rules. One of those goals, of course, will be to write one post a month for the Bloggers for Peace cause.

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7 thoughts on “Here’s to a peaceful New Year: make goals, not rules

  1. Wow, Caron. You are a jack of all trades. This is a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for this post and pingback. Have a safe New Year’s celebration full of smiles and hugs.

    • Thanks, Kozo, same to you. Art is a hobby I took up two years ago. It’s my own form of personal peace: because I deal with words all day, every day, it is a way of getting the words out of my head and just thinking about colour and form instead. Very calming!

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