We frequently arrive at the end of yet another year and find ourselves surprised. So much has gone by, so much has happened and so fast, and all of a sudden there we are, facing another Christmas, another New Year.
The inexorable passage of time always surprises and fascinates us. That is why we have to take advantage of it. I believe me and my colleagues at the Embassy of Brazil in Wellington have been very successful in making the best of our time. In the few months since my arrival here we have been able to start implementing numerous cultural, consular and trade projects. Also the Embassy’s administration and management is busy with new plans.
I believe we will accomplish at least most of our projects and ideas. However, this will not be possible if not for the invaluable contribution of the Brazilian community in New Zealand.
The thought of you all, be it as parents interested in preserving and keeping Brazilian culture and heritage for your children, as businessmen and women that here in New Zealand build their ideas and ideals, be it as students and teachers that come here to exchange contact with new cultures and realities, your entrepreneurship and tenacity is what inspires and justifies the presence of a Diplomatic and Consular Brazilian Foreign Service in this country.
On behalf of the Embassy I would like to wish to each of you a great holiday season. And that in 2013 some of our dreams might come true. Only that turns the passage of time into something fruitful and enjoyable. Might it be peaceful. Might it be plenty of happy, worthy moments.
And with so much in store for Brazil in the next years, with all the goodwill that the “kiwis” show us every day, all that’s left for me is to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a great, happy 2013.
Editorial September 2012