May it be a better year than the last! (Oh please. No more cancer, please.)
I spent the last day of 2010 trying not to melt in the heat (and trying not to think about tomorrow which is supposed to be even hotter. And I have to bake a cake! Eep), reading a bit of non-fiction, a bit of fiction and trying not to fall down the rabbithole of Bandom fic (again), watching the annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo and then Casablanca. And then Sydney Harbour fireworks which were pretty damn spectacular this year.
Well, do I have a resolution for this new year? Hmm. Let's see ... remain open to opportunities. Learn new things. Persevere whenever possible. Be happy for what I have. Remember friends and family. Enjoy life!
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
I wish you all a very happy New Year. May it be a good one for us all.