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.