15 Wishes From BSA To You: Wish No. 11: See the Earth in Its Wonder

We’re finishing the decade and we’re completing the year. More importantly, you are still here. And so is our holiday tradition of BSA wishes for the new year.

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.


See the Earth in Its Wonder

Payhoa Hawaii ©Jae C. Hong

This scene in Hawaii showing a lava-covered road in a subdivision near Pahoa has a compelling, thrilling, jaw-dropping effect on people who see it. Imagine if you are a resident in the area near this “fissure” and you are told to evacuate from this ground deformation, but you feel powerfully drawn to go and watch it happen.

Molten rock like this simply bursts through the ground, destroying homes, livelihoods, lives. And yet this is just one of hundreds of thousands of opportunities we have to see the glorious and powerful and serene Earth and allow it to blow our minds. We wish you the chance for a full immersion into one of those opportunities in the new year.