Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve


It should come as no surprise to any of you that I will be happy to lay 2013 to rest. It was a rough year... and one that followed hard on the heels of a couple years that had seemed rough at the time, but were only lessened in stature by comparison to the debacle that was 2013 for me.

I know I am not the only one to have gotten the short and sharp end of 2013's stick.  A lot of people had a hard time. But whether it was brilliant, brutal, both or neither... it is over.

So the key now, is what we will make of 2014.

I am hoping it will be a banner year. Hope is kind of worthless, but it will be rather difficult for it to be worse than my 2013, at any rate (knock on wood). The fact is, by and large, our years are things we create for ourselves. As much as it sucks to admit that in a year where you took it on the chin... it is like this.

Our actions may have been long before, or immediately prior to the consequences they created, but with very few exceptions, even the things that "just happen" to us could have been avoided or transformed had we been more awake, aware, proactive, or informed. This is not always a good consolation, but it does mean that we can do better... that we can probably not make the same mistakes again... and again.

Our New Year is thus a synthetic object that we have already laid the foundations for, but must build in realtime. Here, in the waning minutes of New Year's Eve, it occurred to me that this phrase can be read as if the New Year had or created an Eve... as in Adam &.

And, as kooky as this sounds... it makes sense to me.

The Eve of our New Year
"curvier & sexier"
creation 2.0
To follow this metaphor, realize that you take a piece of what you have already created... your Adam... your creation 1.0 so to speak, and use this rib to make something new. Your creation 2.0 may or may not be any better than your old one, but it will be different... and yet based on the same "bones."

So, in a weird way, may your New Year's Eve--your 2014 new creation--be curvier and sexier than your last. Like the oft maligned heroine of Eden, may it be bolder, and more willing to know Good from Evil. People think that this impudence is what gets (got) us kicked out of paradise, and if you believe ignorance is bliss, you might agree... but the expulsion was to keep the newly "not naive" pair from discovering the Tree of Life, as you may remember.

Well, maybe this time around our new Eve can eat from both trees.

Whatever winds up going down, I wish you all a happy and healthy 2014. Live long and prosper. Nanu Nanu.

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