This has been an…um…interesting (in the matter of the ancient Chinese saying I’m fond of quoting: “may you live in interesting times”, which is a delicious and subtle a curse as you might ever hope to find)…one in this quarter. In the world…in this country of mine…in the trials and tribulations, ups and downs, victories and losses that colored and shaped my own everyday existence.
2008 was filled with wonder and terror, joy and sadness, peace and passion, life and death and love and loss…for me and for all of us…and that is the way of things, the cycle of life in all of its wondrous, messy, awe-inspiring complexity and glory.
2009 dawns with the promise of new vistas to explore and new hopes to embrace: new chances to live and learn and prosper…new chances to be the best people that we can be.
And so the world turns…and the journey winds on into the unknowable future. And it’s all good.
Happy New Year, y’all.