With the turning of the year comes a moment of shared understanding. Is it simply about the passage of time? Is it about the loss or regrets of the past or the hope of the brand spanking new?
It doesn’t take much more than Auld Lang Syne to affect me, even in mid-March sometimes. Perhaps it’s nostalgia? That comfy zone which doesn’t lead to much self analysis! Ah, the safety of that.
Could I be imagining the shared understanding? Since my days as a high school “exchange student” I have sought that as a uniting energy in our mixed-up (shattered) world.
But after a tumultuous Christmas and what naturally follows that, today is bright and sunny, clear and calm. The scene is serene, the sleepy sea is many shades of blue-green. People are walking, swimming, paddling, boating, running, kayaking, nattering, strolling and lolling about. They are just getting on with it!
My window on the world shows a picture of “She’ll be right mate” whatever the underlying reality. The human spirit is amazing.
I wish you a new year with many dreams fulfilled and true connections made. And of course, exceptional blogging experiences. Happy 2013!