i have been fretting and fretting about what my theme for this year should be. lindsay has offered a number of suggestions some of my favorites include:
- the year of being tidy
- the year of organization
- the year of letting go (to what?! i am so sure!!!)
- l'annee de l'resistance (after i kept shutting down all of her ideas)
- the year of the house (which i still like, i am just not sure i can commit. what if i move to japan?)
- l'annee d'change
- they year of living dangerously (this made lindsay laugh out loud: hard)
el año de esperanzai woke up with hope! the news that barak had won made me full of hope. and i thought, this is how i want to feel all year.
so the house might be purchased and i will do it with hope. i am competing in triathlons, with hope of victory over self. i will vote and work for political change that i have so long desired and restore hope. i will garden; a hopeful process in and of itself. i will work with hope that i can actually make a difference and a further reaching perspective.
i have never been able to articulate the difference between faith and hope. but i think i get it emotionally. i am not working, necessarily, towards a goal (you want faith in that). hope, for me this year, will be a generalized feeling. i am sure there will be more exploration of this too.
i do hope that the new blog address is easier to remember.
so there you have it.
expect more soon. i think the photos from my africa trip will end up here, since i am putting my old blog to sleep. stay tuned!