15 Wishes From BSA for 2020. No. 1 : Climb Every Mountain

We’re finishing the decade and we’re completing the year. More importantly, you are still here. What will you do?

Certainly there is much work to be done, and we believe that art and the creative spirit can heal our people, our cities, our nations, our planet. May we all look toward 2020 with a clear vision.

At BSA our hearts are full and our minds are untroubled as we look confidently toward these new days- with hopes and wishes for the New Year – and a daily image that inspired us in 2019.

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Climb Every Mountain

Oh Sister! “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” was the song Mother Abbess sang to the rebel rabble -rouser Maria who couldn’t keep her mouth shut or get to Mass on time – just before she got kicked out of the convent. Even though she didn’t fit in the monastery and really had no realistic hope of it, the wise old nun in The Sound of Music told Maria to pursue her dream, even if it meant climbing every mountain.

Climbers waiting in line to reach Mount Everest’s summit. May 2019. (photo © Nirmal Purja/ Project Possible/AFP)

We’ve met so many Street Artists and graffiti writers who at one time or another have felt they didn’t really fit anywhere until they found art in the streets, and a community of others who could understand them. This year this photo of thousands of people climbing Mount Everest disturbed many, inspired many. For us it’s a dear reminder that there will be mountains to climb, and we know you can do it.