Quite an eventful year just ended.
Quite an eventful year just begun.
On this first day, I can already tell.
Strange perspective to have.
They say that it’s perhaps more of a curse than a blessing to wish someone, “May you live in interesting times.”
I think, at this juncture, the strangeness and interestingness will present challenges the likes of which I’ve never seen. The year will not be an easy one.
And yet, judging from the course of the year just ended, I am seeing a year ahead that will be more full of blessings than of curses. And perhaps even the curses will often prove to be silver linings disguised as clouds, opening up one at a time, at unexpected times, and in unexpected ways.
I am very grateful to have come to a point in my life where such hopeful and confident forward vision is within my capacity to perceive and acknowledge.