Saturday, January 1, 2011
OK. Another year bites the dust. What a year it was for me, wow. It was a year of change, movement, openings, closings, connections and disconnections. 2010 was all about the unexpected, so really I should not be surprised that my head is still spinning in its aftermath. You know how, in the cartoons, when a character gets hit upside the head, you see birds, planets and punctuation marks circling their heads? There's usually a chirping sound, too. When I look at 2010, that's how I feel. Holy cow.
My goal for 2011 is fairly simple. I want to take the stick of 2010, the one that hit me over the head repeatedly, and make something of it. I intend to strip off the bark, sand the wood, then carve all kinds of interesting shapes and symbols into it. It's possible it might take an entire year to integrate all the ups and downs of 2010. I'm prepared to invest the time because there is so much wisdom available from the comings and goings of 2010. Yeah.
Should say, it's not always a bad thing to get hit upside the head, even repeatedly. 2010 was a GREAT year for me. However, I wouldn't mind a more peaceful year in 2011. What do you think, God? Are you going to give me some space to catch up this year? I need time to carve and sculpt. What do you say, God? Yes? C'mon.
Happy new year! Chirp chirp. Onwards and upwards. Shalom.
Is is any surprise that I spent the early part of new year's eve at the Matchbox bar? It's the first time I've gone out on new year's eve in more than a decade. It was lots of fun!