Twenty-Thirteen: Year of The Dream!
January 4, 2013 § 34 Comments
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.” ~ T.S. Elliot
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
The New Year inspires me. Unlike birthdays, after which I don’t usually feel any different, a new year — a new set of numbers radiating new possibility – does feel different to me. Mostly because I will it to.
I like being able to section off my years. To mark this phase “done” and turn a new page, ask myself “what do I know I need to do differently this year?” The new year is an incredibly useful psychological device to inspire one to actualize the answer.
I don’t know about you, but 2012 was perhaps my fullest year to date. A year of personal growth to be sure! I’m hoping to put those lessons to good use in 2013.
One of my resolutions is to write a weekly post. Hopefully I’ll be relatively consistent in publishing a new post every Sunday evening, though that may vary a little.
I’m also going to start including a new feature, interviewing inspiring figures I know. Our first guest is going to be the creator of Cosmic American Dream Support, Rachael Rice.
What was 2012 like for you? What are your thoughts on this moment of history in which we find ourselves? What topics do you want to hear more about on Parallax? I want to hear from you! Just saying “hi” is fine as well!
Every commenter will be entered in my Parallax New Years Give Away! (Each name will be written on a piece of paper and placed in a bowl, from which I will draw the recipients, blindfolded, of course…must let destiny choose.) This year there will be two winners; one will receive a personalized copy of my poetry book, Pollen…
And the other will receive a copy of the fantastic and inspiring novel, The Kin of Ata Are Waiting For You.
I so appreciate every encouraging comment, and I am honored and humbled to know you are reading.
In this oftentimes dark world we have only each other to remind one another of the light within each of us — and to fan that inner fire as best we can.
I’ve been calling 2013 the year of the dream, partly because it’s a near-rhyme that has a nice ring to it, but also because I truly feel this is a time ripe with possibility.
This can be the year we actualize those inner visions we’ve been processing and brewing… If we choose.