She’s here! she’s just arrived and I’m already in love. Like a new born precious baby that has so much to promise.
I look at her. She' still fresh and warm. She opens her eyes, trying to adjust to the roaring sound of the fireworks, the blinking light of colours sparkling, flashing . She’s staring at me, at us, trying to understand where she is.
I welcome her like a loving mother. I say to her: welcome to the world. YOU ARE 2018! You are unique. Instead of asking what you have for me, I’ll tell you what I have for you.
i promise to give you everything I can to make you happy, healthy, peaceful and loved. I’m going to give you every bit of creativity I have – and more – to make you different and original. After all you are the first 2018 that was born to us –and we, the whole village - are going to raise you TOGETHER with all our heart. We will do our best to make it worthwhile for you to be here.
I’m happy you made it! (there were times I wasn’t sure that you’ll come).
We’ve been waiting for you, for 2017 years.