Friday, December 31, 2010
Perhaps you are reading lists? Or making them? Or making resolutions?
I resolve to keep reading--everything. And to keep up with the "What are you reading, and why?" project right up until Day 365...and then do whatever I want here. Which will still involve reading. Somehow.
I resolve to keep promoting poetry by reading and reviewing it, whether it's here in my blog, at Goodreads in the Poetry Readers Challenge group, or for various print and online publications.
I resolve to keep working toward the grand acceptance that leads toward peace of mind and world peace, and to try to get over some of my foibles, pettiness, and moments of cynicism. I remember my own idealism. And I find myself asking, "Don't we know that already?" about so many things. It's a sincere question and a real "we"--the human race--but I realize it presupposes that others are as interested in looking hard at the world, its history, and our day-to-day human behaviors and actions as I am, and many are not. I know I seem like I am not interested in things political, but I am; I am just not interested in talking politics, nor arguing about politics. I observe a lot of easy demonizing and judging of others, and I don't see how that will move us toward peace. And, by the way, don't we know that already?
I resolve to keep it light, and allow humor to rescue me from peevishness whenever I can. Tee hee.
And dear acquaintances, in real life and in cyberspace, have a happy new year. I've been hearing lots of versions of "Auld Lang Syne" lately, but I highly recommended the one on the album Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns.