An Ending And A Beginning

author/source: Rita N. Wolfson 

The ending of December, being the last month in the calendar year, 

meant that three hundred and sixty-five days have passed and gave us 

the opportunity to better ourselves and our lives. Unfortunately, we 

ending-and-beginningwere hampered because of the lack of transparency, respect for one another, 

and the non- acceptance of people’s religious beliefs, race and color. 

Through this maize of disrespect for our Constitution and our human rights, we 

continued to move forward and reached our goals and challenges by 

the end of this difficult year. 

Now the beginning of the first month of the newest calendar year, January, 

could make a more positive effect if acceptance for equality for all would reign. 

We could all enjoy many of the fruits of life together in this New Year. 

Peace and love. 

Happy New Year. 

Rita N. Wolfson



Rita Nathan Wolfson is a 94-year-old author, poet, and artist.  For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing: One Liner on Two Lines and most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry on YouTube as the Positive Poet.

Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning.  Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre.


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