What are you doing (New Year’s Day 2011)?

//What are you doing (New Year’s Day 2011)?

What are you doing (New Year’s Day 2011)?

Heartfelt greetings as the « new » and « old » rise and fall. May the richness of every moment be yours!
So it’s that time again. True, it’s a hollow convention of the relative world. True, « New Year’s Day » is every day – every day, every minute, every second, a « new » one. And still…
And still, it’s that time again today and we have the opportunity to take up the convention of our oh-so-solid world and look at where we are. What do we wish for our fellow beings? Not just because it’s a « new » year, but just because they are our fellow beings. What do we want in our life? What is essential, after all, above all?
There’s no better time to ask than now.
Patti Smith writes in her book « Just Kids » that her mother used to say that what you do on New Year’s Day reflects what the coming year will be for you.
Me, I’m writing these words, the first here of this year, as an offering for whoever comes upon them.
And you? What are you doing today?

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About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. Tu es cela 13 janvier 2011 at 22 h 43 min - Reply

    As with us all, it reflects who you are, what you value, who you love… Sounds like a good year, how ever the river might flow.

  2. HJ 11 janvier 2011 at 19 h 13 min - Reply

    me and my girlfriend went went riding our bicycles on the parks close to the river in Gois. we appreciated nature, observed the water flowing, talked about our marriage, shared concerns, wishes, dreams.

    what is this reflecting what the coming year will be for me?

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