last day of 2012
A few scenes from this afternoon's walk... how I love the dark lines and silhouettes of the trees against bright water and sky. I love those white clouds and patches of blue behind.
As I wrote five years ago: I feel some sadness in saying goodbye to another year. Changing the annual calendars is such an adrupt marker of the passage of time and of aging, inducing a twinge of melancholy in me. I've sometimes wondered if all the partying, drinking and merriment is a way to avoid looking at Father Time in the eye.
As in most years, we celebrate at home quietly. I think this year we'll open the Christmas gift of Grand Marnier for a toast at midnight. As always, especially at these milestones on the calendar, I'm thankful for the many good things in my life.
Thank you to all of you dear friends and readers for the past year's delights. I wish you all a New Year of Happiness, Good Health, Inspiration and Abundant Creativity! Hauskaa Uutta Vuotta! Bonne Année! Allen ein frohes Neues Jahr!
Oh, and should you be looking for suitable art to complement your evening, how about art of intoxication?
And, if in Germany, you'd likely be watching "Dinner for One", a tradition for 50 years. I saw this last year, it is hilarious! Find it on YouTube and enjoy!