Dear 2018


Hi 2018. Nice to meet you.

I don’t want to ask for much. Really. I know everyone is asking a lot of you right now, so I don’t want to burden you. I’m not going to ask for a beautiful romantic/sexual relationship. I’m not going to ask you for piles of money or even just enough to get by. I’m not going to ask for adventure or excitement or fun. Really. I’ll take care of all that for myself, 2018. Really.

All I want to ask you for, 2018, is some peace.

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I’d like some peace for myself. A quiet mind. A lack of worry. A deep sigh and a release of mental pain.

I’d like some peace for other people too. I was going to ask for peace for my friends and loved ones, but go ahead and give some peace to everyone, to all the people.

Can’t we just have some peace on the earth? If not a complete end to fighting and war, perhaps a cease-fire? At least once a week could we all lay down our arms and give up our fights and get some rest? Maybe if we get to practice peace, we’ll find we like it and will work harder to keep it.

2018, I know my one small request is really a huge one, but I’d really appreciate an increase of the peace.

Your hopeful new friend,


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About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist. Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it. I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk. This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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