Photo Friday’s last 2004’s challenge is 'Best of 2004'. It took me some time to go over my photo album and choose the one picture – “the best”. This year has been a year of change for my family and me. Less than three weeks ago we left sunny Tel Aviv for Freezing Toronto. We feel great uncertainty as to what the future holds for us. My first instinct was to choose the ice photos I took a couple of days ago, which reminds me of a Japanese painting, and illustrate the change in my life. I finally chose the sunflower photo, taken in a family trip to Romania, because of its optimistic promise. Let the next year be as lovely and as sunny as this sunflower. This year ends with a world catastrophe. Let the next one be brighter, and may the light shine again for those who suffered so much.