My life is not poor. I have economic stability, a good roof over my head, and support if I need it. Stephen Foster wrote this song about poverty, and the fear and heartache it brings to people who’s only crime is to not have enough of anything. But the feeling of the hard times he wrote about resonates with any troubles a body might be having. And goodness knows, I’ve had my troubles this year.
This has been the hardest year I’ve ever known. I know many of you have had hard times this year. May all our hard times come again no more.
Happy New Year to you all.