Apologies for the absence of posts over Christmas/New Year.

The start of 2013 has not brought a lot of joy for those enduring bush fires around Australia and those remembering the traumatic 2011 floods of two years ago. However these images of peace, joy and love will hopefully remind us all what is the usual holiday spirit of this time of year and a message for the year ahead.

Happy New Year from Visited Planet.

Peace

Ducks swim through lake reflections near Glenorchy, New Zealand.


Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

Hikers in the Yorkshire Dales


Joy

Italian woman with wine bottles

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell

Hiker overlooking Wilpena pound, South Australia

Love

Woman and naked child, Mongolia.

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara de Angelis

Mother feeding her child, near Guiyang, China

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