A year ago I went for a walk, wondering what 2016 would hold. I saw a huge tree and suddenly realized I wanted to be more like that - deep roots, and huge branches rising above everything that may happen, but also bending with it all. To be stronger and more anchored - 2016 was going to be the year of the tree! I tried to be more tree like. Sometimes I succeeded, sometimes not. But I'm sure it was meant to be - there was so much upheaval this past year it's still hard to believe. Not only personally, but for almost everyone I know, even politically (Trump? really???) . I had some depression, couldn't face socializing, stayed off social networking, worked a lot, walked a lot, wrote a lot of songs. It was a tough year but in a strange way it was right. A couple of months ago I started feeling better, a spark again. So many people are going through their own upheavals. 2017 is a new beginning. The energy does feel different. If last year was the year of the tree, this is the year of the P - to be positive, proactive, productive. I wish you a most inspired and peaceful 2017!