Well, here we are, a week into the New Year. As the media has been flooded with images of the year, top 10 lists or the best of this and the worst of that, I think about that seemingly contradictory yet wonderfully insightful first paragraph from A Tale of Two Cities:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us...”
2016 seemed to bring in a barrage of surreal situations in a variety of ways not unsimilar to the wise and maybe even prophetic words of Mr. Dickens. Whether the past year was the best, worst or just “meh” for you, we thought we’d share some highlights of 2016 from Spirit Bay Duluth! Not quite a top 10…it’s our top 9 (we dare to be different).
Did you know tomorrow, January 8th, is Elvis’ birthday?
In honor of Elvis, we’d like to say:
We wish we could share a nice peanut butter and banana sandwich with you (we can’t), but we do have a plethora of lovely crafts, gifts and décor items we’d be happy to show you or chat about some of the unique photographs, books or one-of-a-kind items that are showcased in our Canal Park retail store.
Stop by; we’d love to meet you!
The following are our best wishes for a…
A new year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year! (author unknown)