New Year; Old Thoughts

Sunset on the old yearI’m not entirely sure what to write here. A pause to reflect upon the holiday season and the start of a new year seems in order. Although something overly sentimental and corny sounding that’s really mostly filler also seems in order.

It is currently New Year’s Eve Day Morning and my feet are sore from all the walking about New York I’ve been doing with my family. Nieces and nephews apparently run on some sort of nuclear reactor that gives them the energy to bounce around while walking while asking questions while hanging on your arm while complaining while telling you stories. The holidays are always hectic for me and they are becoming more so as my nieces and nephews get older.

It’s still awesome, but it’s an awful lot of awesome is my point.

Anyway, as I said, I don’t have a real idea for a post but obviously something needed to be written. A recounting of the year. Or a tallying of thanks. Or a reckoning with my enemies.

That sort of thing.

I wound up giving a fair number of gifts out this year, and a lot of those gifts were sent off to people I know only through the internet. And while I was packaging up these various goodies I decided that the ability to ignore geography when choosing new friends has been my favorite gift this year.

I guess what I’m saying is that, while I’ll be off celebrating with family today, I’m glad for all of you and the fact that we live in the future and can beam our thoughts and feelings to one another via glass cables and copper wire.

Buon natale!