And again, and again, another year. Yet a random day, but as good a reason as any to review what has past during this last rotation around our sun. I feel I’ve been quite a zombie in 2012. Not much writing or thinking or reading. A lot of busy work, a lot of senseless worry. A lot of the proverbial hugging one’s knees and rocking back and forth while letting the rest of the world spin by. In a year as drab as this, one I sincerely do not wish to repeat, it’s even more important to reflect, and do it well. I suppose I’ll be waxing philosophical tomorrow, when I have more time. For now, I have payroll to process, reports to write, events to manage, and on, and on. I am a fool but cannot help dreaming of “my” vineyard in Spain, “my” cabin in Provence, “my” book lined clean organized warm and cozy den of an office. Things I can see so clearly. And yet. Payroll. Other people’s parties. Work to be done. It isn’t all bad. But it isn’t all there is. For any of us.
To anyone reading, I wish us all a happy new year. Health, sanity, a modicum of contentment, and the sense that we have a place in this world, and a voice that is heard. Welcome 2013.