Happy New Year to both of my readers. I found 2006 to be an uneventful, yet good year. I expect 2007 to be an even better year. Though I don’t expect it to be any more eventful.
I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions. Something is good enough to do on the first of January, but not on the fourteenth day of August? Still, I recognize the significance of this, the first day of a new year to most people. Like the ancient winter solstice celebrations, the new calendar year is a time of renewal, a time to start afresh. A point in time to say everything that will come will be different than what came before. There is a physical manifestation of this symbolic gesture: the disposal of last year’s calendar, replacing it with a new one. A tabula rasa of tasks, appointments, and goals.
All that said, it will come as no surprise that I have no resolutions for 2007. At least, not officially. I have plenty of desires and goals that I continuously evaluate and refine. New Year’s Eve does provide me with a moment to spend thinking about these. For the moment, though, I have a couple of beers and some cocktail shrimp to focus on. The rest can wait a bit.