6 hours ago
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Happy New Year!
"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people ... so overweight people are now average. Which means you have met your New Year's resolution." - Jay Leno
Well alright, then. I'm done.
I don't do resolutions. Like these tracks, they imply single-minded, calibrated progress toward measurable goals. Which has its advantages in some circumstances, of course, and is not a bad thing at all if you're a train. Trouble is, humans get derailed so easily. Our hard-charging intentions end up as sad, rusting, ivy-covered hulks, cluttering up the scenery.
Instead of making resolutions, I prefer to consider possibilities and pursue opportunities. It's more akin to setting off in a hot air balloon. There's a general direction, with lots of ups and downs. There's accepting that the destination is not entirely predictable. And there's having faith that wherever you end up will be exactly where you were supposed to go.
Today is liftoff for 2013, the year I retire. This one should be a doozie.