Friday, December 20, 2002

Final Thoughts on 2002

It wasn't as bad as 2001 in that I didn't witness one of the most horrible things ever seen this year, but it was a year of challenges. There has been sadness. I buried my great-Uncle Fran. My wife lost her job in May. We had no kitchen for almost three months. I lost 10 pounds, then gained 20. I've witnessed the things I hold dear about this country be dismantled. And the threat of war looms.

But, but. I have watched my daughter grow from a baby to a little girl. I spent time in sunny California with family and friends. Rachael and I hosted a great Thanksgiving dinner. I have a new, beautiful kitchen. I got good news in March that will make 2003 very interesting. I've been gainfully employed the whole year doing interesting work for a decent wage. I've made some new friends and reconnected with old ones. I've spent hours on warm beaches and in the crisp snow. I've read some good books and drunk $40 bottles of wine. I have had long talks and good dinners with my beautiful wife.

I'm listening to The Flaming Lips song "Fight Test" as I write this and the lyrics echo everything I'm thinking, so maybe I'll just write those down and wish all three of you who read this blog the very best, a happy holiday season, and a bright new year.

"I don't know where the sunbeams end and the starlight begins, it's all a mystery...I'm a man, not a boy and there are things you can't avoid, you have to face them when you are not prepared to face them...I don't know how a man decides what's right for his own life. It's all a mystery."

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