Yes. New Year. Happens every year. Right about the same time as the year before. And the year before that. And the year before that. And the year before that...
Every time the suffix of the millennium changes people get this notion that this year will be better than the last.
But they had the same expectation last year about this year. And in 2007 about 2008. And in 2006 about 2007.
Resolutions and unfounded optimism about the new year have completely stopped making sense to me. Resolutions, because we can hardly ever keep any of the ones we make. By the time the year ends, we've forgotten that we even made a resolution at all. Unfounded optimism, because it sets us up for failure. When we expect the year to be absolutely fantastic, it almost inevitably won't be.
Perhaps its negative. But realistically, I'm pretty sure all of this is...well...realistic.
This year will be another year, just like the year before it, and the year before that, and the year before that...Time will continue on as unshakably as ever, and the positives and negatives of the timeline will balance each other out once again.
Beautiful things will happen this year.
As will unfortunate things.
And it will be just another gorgeous, multi-faceted, addition to the pages of our lives.