Monday, January 1, 2024
Happy New Year!

Facebook faithfully informed me "this photo from TEN years ago today was your most liked that year.
We thought you'd like to look back on it."

It amuses me because with a tiny bit of digital copy~n~paste, I re-used it for 2020, 2021, 2022 and now 2024! (However, I won't be able to re-use it until 2040!) But, the words I said in 2021 still hold true:

I began with a wish for "Ma'at to prevail" in 2020. (The ankhs are holding symbols of Ma'at (truth, justice and fairness))! Sadly, I think back to all the times Ma'at DID NOT prevail in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Did my talisman fail?

While I still pray that, prehaps I am better guided to think about how _I_ (and only _I_) can work towards this goal in my life. I can not control the actions of others. I can only control my own actions.

(Am I tempted to add, "And only on the good days!) Would that be a more truthful assessment? But I can aim, EACH DAY, towards that goal. Am I seeking the Truth? Am I speaking the Truth? Am I being fair? (And thereby following that goal, a whole raft of subsequent virtues, Ma'at being the bed rock of them all.)

May Ma'at prevail (chez moi) in 2024!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
I Made it So!

I finished the Picard design

Captain Picard says "Make it so!"
To explain:
"One of Captain Picard's catchphrases, used to confirm a suggestion from another officer."

On the back, I've stitched JL    "JL"    JL
(The first 'JL' is for John Lohman, the original designer, the second "JL" is for the nickname Raffi calls Jean-Luc,
the third 'JL' is for me, the stitcher and second designer.)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
New Project!

Some of you may be able to identify this person on hair style alone!

I got the idea to do another Trek portrait, making it the same size as the Picard portrait.

Janeway tells Seven of Nine "One voice can be stronger than a thousand voices" when Seven first comes on board.
It is fascinating to watch Seven learn about being human.

(I am still slowly working on the huge Tapestry of Ma'at, but when my thumb gets sore,
I take a break by planning the next piece.)

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