“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
— Neil Gaiman
It’s that time of the year when one remark, in different permutations, seems to dominate our conversations. It’s about how the year flew by so fast.
So a typical conversation would go something like this: “Wow, its December already. The year just went by in a blur,” you say.
Of course, if we cast our minds back to the end of 2010, or to the end of any year for that matter, we realise that such remarks are seasonal in nature.
So how would you describe the year 2011 in two words or less?
While it is good that we look forward to new things, the reality is that most of us will be stuck with that “same old, same old” feeling despite the dawn of a new year.
But is it really that same old familiar feeling all the time?
I do not think so. When we find ourselves caught in such a situation, our challenge should be to look at things from a new, and fresh, perspective.