To celebrate the New Year, I’m deactivating my Facebook account. Since there are relatively few people I follow consistently, and most of them are not limited to posting on Facebook, I’ll continue to follow those who have websites or blogs, or are on Twitter (for as long as they last on that toxic platform). I will not feel constrained to comment or choose an appropriate emoji. If what they have written speaks to me and sparks my thinking in some way, I’ll share my thoughts here, and I’ll welcome yours...but no cat memes, please. Just kidding...not.
I’ll be brief. This is just to dust off my blog, which hasn’t seen any action in a year. I’m also dusting off my mind, rediscovering the pleasure of writing it. There will be more to come in the new year, but for now there are a couple more days of festivities (I reserve New Year’s Eve for organising my files, pushing myself to make the midnight deadline so I can start fresh in 2020.) To be honest, most in my circle are getting tired of eating and drinking to excess and are looking forward to a period of recuperation (no alcohol, no overeating, going to the gym; and, for the lucky ones, reading, daydreaming, and doing “nothing at all”). There’s always a touch of sombreness to festive occasions when we think of those who are starving, in war zones, in prison, being trafficked, being unloved and abused. We have to carry this awareness into the coming year, and work to see that more people have a reason to celebrate during the next holiday season.
May 2020 see our vision becoming clearer and our courage strengthened. We are living in “interesting” times. Be at peace with the changes.
See you next year.