Saturday, 3 January 2009

A Bright and Shiny New Year

There is nothing more optimistic than a bright and shiny new year; that wonderful sense that a page has been turned, that the future has arrived.

A new year is fresh and clean. We don’t know how it might turn out -- but it presents an opportunity to achieve our goals, to get things right.

A new year is ready to be created. It is up to us how we mark it, how we shape it, how we choose to use our time.

I have just one new-year’s resolution: to write -- but without setting unrealistic deadlines, which I did last year, and failed to meet.

I hope 2009 will be an even year, fluid and consistent, without too much disruption, upheaval or trauma.

I hope, for everyone, despite potential economic woes, 2009 will be a year filled with kindness and success! :)


Whirlochre said...

I love the way baby seals can do that zestful fur thing without the aid of a van der Graaf generator.

As for 2009 — sounds like a good plan.

Natalie L. Sin said...

And fur seals. Lots of fur seals.

Mary said...

Whirl - I know! These pups keep it real.

Natalie - fur seals for evermore... :)

Andrew Clarke said...

If you enjoy reading fantasy, may I suggest one to try? If you loathe cruelty to animals you might also consider this a good read. "Outcasts Of Skagaray" can be previewed by reading the sample chapters on My blog is if you feel like visiting. If you read the book I hope you enjoy it and would be glad to hear your thoughts on it. Best wishes, in any event.

Mary said...

Thanks, Andrew! Your book sounds interesting. :)