I am staying in a flat on Parliament Square these two days so I am close to all the celebrations for New Years. (Strange, my computer is set for Mountain Time, USA, so ignore the times of posting!) I don’t know how many people gathered to see the fireworks along the Thomas, but they were absolutely amazing. But the really beautiful photo was BIG BEN striking at midnight with the fireworks flying in the sky behind the tower. AND THEN, the tolling of the bell came ringing over the top of the noise from the crowds. It was such a beautiful moment which I will never forget. Another year! Somehow, the world must find peace. I kept thinking of the Queen’s Christmas Message about the St. James’s Bible, the world of sports, and other means of bringing people together. I pray the tolling of Big Ben will be the sound of prosperity, solutions, and peace. Why can’t we achieve it! Everyone has his own answer to that question, but I agree with the Queen that the solution is by “coming together” with purpose. Don’t we love our neighbors? Why can’t that feeling go beyond our neighborhoods!
HAPPY NEW YEARS to you all. Thank you for reading my poor words! Please come to London. You will love it. You can go to Borough Market and enjoy some curry, and you can go to the National Gallery to view the two great Leonardo DaVinci images which will thrill you for a lifetime. God Bless! Aren’t we fortunate to be alive to enjoy all this!
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918