Amidst the noise and bright lights, may you find the peaceful darkness that belongs truly to this season.
Amidst the excess, waste and gluttony, may you find sufficiency. May your abundance come in forms that are of true worth to you.
Amidst the clamour of fake and commercialised jollity, may you find warmth, love and good companionship.
May the journey out of the darkness be gentle.
May your turning year bring hope, opportunity, joy and surprises. May it be better than you have expected.
And, as is traditionally said by my wise ancestors… may the skin of your bum never be turned into banjo strings.