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A nice quote to begin the year with...
I've been feeling blah about the new year. I seem to have this need for excitement to start off the year, or at least for a feeling that things will be different, but in reality, it is just another day. You would think that I would be happy at just hanging out at home with my family.

Maybe the weather is affecting my moods again - it is cold and rainy. Snow at least would have been better...it makes the city look really pretty and I like watching it fall outside my window. Rain just makes everything wet.

Anyway, one of the members over at embodiment posted this quote. I like it alot:

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
~ Neil Gaiman

He wrote it back in 2001 on his own blog. And it seems that he has repeated it every December 31st since because the wish is the same for each coming year.

Reading it, and thinking back over my 2005, I seemed to have hit all those points, except for reading some fine books. Actually, no, I hit that one too; my kids have quite a few fine books that I've read with/to them. So, I had magic, dreams and some good madness (no, really, I did!). I kiss someone who thinks I'm wonderful on a daily basis. And I've made art - art that even others enjoy! And I've surprised myself with the depths of my sadness and with the simple joy I've felt from learning a new Korean word and being able to direct a taxi around the city completely in Korean. And I really have lived only as I can, even if it isn't always as I want to.

Ok, this makes me feel better about 2005 and a little more optimistic about 2006.

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What I'm feeling: contemplative contemplative

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miirae From: miirae Date: January 1st, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
ps: it seems you copied the quote before i fixed my mistake: it says "don't to forget" instead of "don't forget to" - my bad, just thought i'd point it out :)
kaffy From: kaffy Date: January 1st, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know what, i too have hit everything on that Wish from him! With the exception of being able to kiss someone EVERYDAY, i atleast get to kiss him when he's home!

That is a neat wish.. thanks for sharing
From: gabbytheguy Date: January 1st, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interesting sentiments...not sure if I hit all those bases, but reckon I covered some of them...

2006 is certainly going to be interesting...I know you know why Priya, even though I don't say so on my blog yet...it's not for public consumption just yet...
shortindiangirl From: shortindiangirl Date: January 1st, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

OTOH, it's an arbitrary point in the Earth's orbit that it crosses yet again.
sammykate From: sammykate Date: January 4th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the idea of using this as ideal against which to measure the past year. I, too, think that, in retrospect, I did all of these things in the past year, too. And I would venture to say that I always live as only I can.

I am glad you are feeling better about the new year. I hope it brings you peace, joy, and good health.
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