At year’s end: Look closely

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At year’s end: Look closely

So here we are, where we always are – right, here, right now. And yet we have never, ever been here before – at this very singular moment, in this unique, distinctive place: I’m at my desk, cat on my lap, the house darkening around me as night is beginning its descent toward the end of the last day of the year 2015.

Look closely: There will never be another moment like this one.

As this wild year comes to an ‘end,’ there is much upon which to reflect. For those of us in Paris, 2015 has been marked by violence, intolerance and hate, as well as wholeness and beauty and unity, from start to finish. Look closely: The same upheaval, the same stillness is present wherever you are, manifesting in innumerable forms.

Amid it all, the question that keeps reoccurring is: How do we live with a broken heart? Look closely: It’s a question that can be answered only within your very own heart.

So here we are! As a ‘new’ year dawns, may we look closely and find our hearts filled with the richness of every single moment.

By | 2015-12-31T18:35:28+00:00 décembre 31st, 2015|Textes|2 Comments

About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. zoe 2 janvier 2016 at 0 h 25 min - Reply

    Happy New Year to all.
    May you be showered with peace,
    and gentle creativity– well-being!

  2. Telma 1 janvier 2016 at 21 h 10 min - Reply

    Happy new year 2016!

    Thank you for sharing. Thank you for Being.

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