Hi, mamas! And welcome, wateraddict and lovesdaffodils!
Joyce, it's always so nice to see you. I loved your image of the torchlit sky parade. I grew up right next to a Catholic church, and though I knew that the singing of sunrise mass in the garden chapel on Easter was about Jesus, it always felt to me in those wee morning hours like a greeting of the sun.
I'm totally digging all these "great year" vibes! I have pretty good feeling about it, too, and also want to manifest my best wishes and hopes.
So I've been getting these little incense capsules at the market when I go down to visit my mom, and I love them, so I'm posting a link
here. The woman who makes them is super nice, the incense doesn't bother my usually-sensitive nose, and the scent combinations are evocative and all different.
Happy New Year, Earth Mamas!!