Not being religious I generally don’t send out Christmas cards etc. What I do do, is wrap up the year in my Mid-Winter Greeting. On the shortest day of the year (for us in the Northern Hemisphere) I look back and wipe the slate clean for the light that is coming our way.
It has been one hell of a year. I’d almost not believe I can have another year as awesome as this. But even as I’m typing this up, things for next year are materializing around me. Good things. Happy things.
Back to this year. This awesomest of awesome year.
So many things to be thankful for.
All the friends I have. Old and new. Real life and in that little box on my lap. I hug you all. With coffee and chocolate cake. Or tea and cookies if you prefer. Let’s do lots of writing together next year. Who knows, maybe I’ll even pluck up the courage for NaNoWriMo. Weirder things have happened.
And amongst my friends, my family. We’ve had a bumpy ride this year on the family front. At least I have. It was weird and yet I am thankful that I got to take care of my father the night he passed away. Even if I’d not seen him in 22 years. Strange how things all get together in the end. The Universe truly does take care of all of us.
My dear co-workers. As close to me as my friends are. We work in strange times and it’s not always clear how things will work out. But we got each other, and that’s a lot.
Music, music, music, love of my life, don’t leave me. Discovered so much new music this year. Seen great bands perform live. And got touched so deeply that I took courage to pick up my bass guitar again. I still suck at it, but hey, I’m having a good time.
To all the musicians I saw, heard and met this year: Thank you, you changed my life.
This is just a tip of the iceberg. As I said great year, it will be very hard to top that. But you can bet your bottom I’m going to try. Already great things lined up for 2014.
Now I’m left to say with: Thank you all for being part of my life. You make it so much better. Enjoy your Holidays. Keep close what is dear to you. Wear a scarf, it’s cold outside. Or Down Under, use sun block, you don’t want to get a sunburn for Christmas.
Lots of Love,