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On the first day of the New Year when everything is possible, I wish you joy and dreams. Be happy and also:
I wish you dreams that never end,
and the furious desire to achieve some of them.
I wish you to love what must be loved
and forget what must be forgotten.
I wish you passions.
I wish you silences.
I wish you songs of birds upon awakening
and the laughter of children.
I wish you to withstand the stalemate,
the negative virtues of our times.
Above all I wish you to be you.
Je vous souhaite d’être vous – Jacques Brel, 1968
Photos: Martina Todorova0