I love that cultures around the world celebrate New Years on their own schedules but with similar intent.
For example, my Nepali friends celebrate Nava Varsha, which, according to their calendar, falls somewhere around April. The Mapuche of Patagonia celebrate We Tripantu and the Inca celebrate Inti Raymi around June 21, the shortest day and longest night of the year in the southern hemisphere (winter solstice). It is the end of their harvest season, the middle of winter, and viewed as a time for rest, the first step toward renewal.
If your year has been anything like mine, it has been a challenge. Honestly, right now, I’m so tuckered that I’m just glad we’ve made it this far (one continent down, one to go). These are some of my favorite pictures from last year:
Neon and I are taking time off trail to, as my Papa Morris summarized it, “revamp, re-envision, and reinvest.” We are switching out gear, working with the gentlemen at Bear & Fox to remodel the website, planning new ways to explore Central America, and a barrage of other plans, and undertakings.
We’ll resume blogging in February 2019.
In the meantime;
take a walk,
lend a sympathetic ear,
and be gentle with yourselves and each other.