15 Wishes From BSA To You: Wish No. 14: Consider Bob, the Flamingo

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.


Consider Bob, the Flamingo

Caribbean flamingo “Bob”, with Odette Doest and the family cat. ©Jasper Doest

We just think that Bob is a great metaphor for the heightened awareness we all are developing to see the world as it is, and our proper place in it.

After flying into a hotel window, this flamingo was rescued by a local vet and has become a rising educational star on the island,” according to National Geographic, whose photographer Jasper Doest followed him around on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao into homes, schools, and the street.

“If you see what looks like a flamingo in the driver’s seat of a car, don’t worry. That’s just Bob.”

We wish that you will meet Bob the flamingo, or his equivalent, this new year.