Happy Holidays


This will be my last post of this year. I want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has followed my blog and showed it be either liking my posts or contributed to the many fulfilling discussions here. I also want to thank you for the support you have shown me and all the kind remarks throughout the year.

As some of us are about to celebrate the holiday which is about to begin—myself included—it’s time for me to wish you all peace and harmony whether you are going to celebrate or not. 2016 has once again been a year of much violence and unrest, but also of much inspiration and positive development. We can only hope that times eventually will change to the better for all humankind.

I will take a rest from blogging during the Christmas Holiday. But I will be back in the new year. Until then; I wish you all happy holidays and/or happy new year.

120 thoughts on “Happy Holidays

  1. Hope you enjoy the Break and time with your family doing what you love best. Thank you for many kind words and encouragement during the year.
    Let’s hope 2017 brings less violence and more peace for everyone. 🙂

  2. My best wishes to you and your dears for a relaxing break and a Christmas full of joy and serenity. And I’m sure we all will work for a great 2017 with many interesting things and less violence. At least we should try 🙂 Auguri

  3. I join you in hoping that in the year ahead we’ll collectively move closer to peace, Otto. My warmest wishes to you and yours, and my thanks for all the wisdom and inspiration you’ve shared over the past year.

  4. As this year comes to an end and the new one begins, consider constructing a minuature ‘mueneco’ – featured in #4 of this story:


    I’ts a lot of fun, and can be cathartic as well. and yes, if in town, everyone burns the effigies in the street or else gather and burn them together..; leaping over the flames is a fun part of bringing in the new year!

    you’re burning away – not only the bad but also the good – saying goodbye to what’s passed and moving forward….

    many people also enjoy running around the block at midnight with an empty suitcase in hopes of doing lots of travel in the upcoming year!

    1. Thank you for the fun link. Burning a muñeco may be an excellent way of getting rid of all stuff. I will have to consider that, although doing so in the streets of Norway would certainly raise some eyebrows—at least.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Otto. Like so many others, I thank you for the inspiration and encouragement you’ve shared all year long. I echo your wish for better times in the year ahead.

  6. I am back from my holiday travels and hope you had a peace-filled Christmas and New Year. I wish you all the best in the new year. Looking forward to your posts in 2017, and the inspiration you always offer us here.

  7. I’ve needed to be away for a little while but upon returning I look forward to another year of reading your posts, Otto. You always inspire me and offer new challenges to think creatively!

  8. Hello Otto. Happy New Year to you! Thank you so much for all of the likes you have given my blog, it is so appreciated. I have been away for a few month due to some huge life events. Wishing you a creative new year – I look forward to your posts. Donna.

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