We look forward to a New Year with hope and excitement for what we can discover, what we can innovate and for what we achieve in 2022. It will be a truly exciting year for all of us at Enterra® and Massive Dynamics™. We thank all of our friends and partners and being part of our small ecosystem and for what they help us accomplish.
To honor the events of this past year, as well as celebrate the new year, poet Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman), America’s first national youth poet, published a new poem entitled, “New Day’s Lyric.” It’s a fitting tribute to both the past and the future. It reads:
May this be the day
We come together.
Mourning, we come to mend,
Withered, we come to weather,
Torn, we come to tend,
Battered, we come to better.
Tethered by this year of yearning,
We are learning
That though we weren’t ready for this,
We have been readied by it.
We steadily vow that no matter
How we are weighed down,
We must always pave a way forward.
This hope is our door, our portal.
Even if we never get back to normal,
Someday we can venture beyond it,
To leave the known and take the first steps.
So let us not return to what was normal,
But reach toward what is next.
What was cursed, we will cure.
What was plagued, we will prove pure.
Where we tend to argue, we will try to agree,
Those fortunes we forswore, now the future we foresee,
Where we weren’t aware, we’re now awake;
Those moments we missed
Are now these moments we make,
The moments we meet,
And our hearts, once all together beaten,
Now all together beat.
Come, look up with kindness yet,
For even solace can be sourced from sorrow.
We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday,
But to take on tomorrow.
We heed this old spirit,
In a new day’s lyric,
In our hearts, we hear it:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
Be bold, sang Time this year,
Be bold, sang Time,
For when you honor yesterday,
Tomorrow ye will find.
Know what we’ve fought
Need not be forgot nor for none.
It defines us, binds us as one,
Come over, join this day just begun.
For wherever we come together,
We will forever overcome.
For most, if not all, of us, there will be no return to normal. That’s why I was particularly struck by Gorman’s stanza, “So let us not return to what was normal, but reach toward what is next.” May we all reach toward what is next with hope in our hearts and perseverance on our minds. Happy New Year.