I think the fierce wind here is a good sign. Is it blowing something away, or ushering something in? Both, perhaps. As it does.
I didn't like last year. I doubt if I like this one so far, after all, they're really exactly the same thing, aren't they? But dividing points, Mr. Last Night Pedant, are good for us because we can stop and say, from time to time, "Let's have no more of that." And, of course, being able to hug some things to ourselves in order to seal them in.
So, I figure I can name 7 good things about 2011. Here are 6 of them.
1. my swimming pool
2. Jungle Jim's
3. working on poetry again
4. my new camera
5. two fun book series discoveries:
Aimée Leduc Investigations by Cara Black
Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson
6. bowling regularly again
7? Well, it's fun to have just a bit of mystery in life, isn't it?