Authors of Aotearoa

Snuck into a bookstore today amidst the melee of Christmas shoppers.

Straight to the Kiwi section of authors, some whom I follow, others I don’t.

I want to change that.

Besides the array of covers, genres and subjects, I was hit by a sense a commonality, of pain, frustration, long hours, joy and contentment.

My heart filled with pride, my eyes with tears.

To each my respect and the hope, we all find what it is we seek.

Our solidarity as important today as it has been in the past.

Thank you all for sharing your work and thoughts with me 2021.