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Monday, 31 December 2012

Embrace!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Last night, for me, was spent down at Sydney harbour, watching the spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks...

In the meantime, several hours of time had to pass... waiting for the main event to take place... as you need to set up camp pretty early to get a good vantage point...

Thousands of people were setting up little tents and had chairs and eskys full of food and drinks and so forth...

I went for a walk along the esplanade, away from the crowd and where it was a lot quieter and got a great view of the harbour... and some really cool nights pics of boats aglow as they sailed the calm waters, also passing the time...

Then I looked up and saw a once in a life time opportunity... and would have gained an even greater snap if I had thought about it a bit sooner... instead of just admiring... :-)






The yellow moon, framed between the red glow of sails and rope... just touching the one to the right of it...  on its ascent into the starry night... a brief window of time to get this pic before the boat and the moon continued on their separate paths...


I caught one more snap, within seconds of the first, making it apparent that the opportunity was quickly slipping by...

After capturing the image, I realized that the writing on the side of the boat, also aglow in red, reads:

                                                                   "Embrace"

Then I got to thinking... that's a great motto for the coming year! Embrace... the opportunities that come and make the most of those moments... as sometimes they will only come once in a life time, or maybe fleeting... 

Time is a precious gift from God, and no one knows how long we each have... many predicted the end of the world (again) at the end of last year... but here we are... having crossed over again into a New Year... with new opportunities and new horizons to explore...

So, my wish and prayer for you, is that you will go forward with hope and embrace this year and experience the fulness of God's best for you!!

Happy 2013!!


3 comments:

  1. I like that embrace the moment.

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    1. Yes! It's a great motto... and turns out that it was deliberately intended as the motto for the New Year's celebrations in Sydney... (which I didn't find out until later... when watching the broadcast on TV...as I was watching live from a different vantage point)... so this blog is written entirely from my own perspective!

      ..but here is the official webpage about the theme if you want to explore it... http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/about/the-theme/

      cheers Deon and Happy New Year!!

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