Posted by Andy “NYE” Bell
As the poet said: And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
If I and many people I know and love had known what 2011 had to offer we might not have crossed the threshold this time last year.
It has been twelve months of loss and various challenges for those around me.
I have, for the most part, dodged the various bullets, but it has made me think.
I have been here before but no matter – a bit of self-auditing is a good thing.
“Is it doable, is it fun, is it worthwhile?” remains the strategy.
The 2012 intention is to tweak it a bit !
And one way of treading into the unknown is to keep hold of the good stuff while releasing the bad.
And here’s a random selection from me to you (and back to me).
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.
سنة جديدة سعيدة.
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới.
Feliz Año Nuevo.
Selamat Tahun Baru.
Godt Nytt År.
שנה טובה ומבורכת.
Bliadhna Mhath Ùr.
And all the rest.
Happy New Year Catastrophe-ettes.