At the horse show in-gate of the new year

Here we are, at the gate of a new year – it’s like approaching the horse show ring, walking up the chute, through the in-gate… and into the unknown – do you feel your heart pounding??


I love this quote to tame those butterflies-mixed-with anticipation,  as I wonder what the coming year will bring..

“I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
He replied, ‘Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.’”


From  a war-time speech by King George – not knowing Britain if would ultimately win the war.