Yay, you get a New Year's Eve present! Musical accompaniment. I just love this song...and for some reason inspires new beginnings. Enjoy it as you read.*
To me, it sounds just like a sunrise...
Sigur Ros :: Hoppipolla
Last day of 2008. Everyone always says that they can't believe how fast the year flew by. This year was no different. Surprises, new places, new people, a couple homes, trips, memories, colors. Last year today I was getting ready for dinner and a party with friends at an agriturismo in the Tuscan countryside, shooting confetti and waving sparklers around a frozen swimming pool and silver olive trees, all yelling "buon anno!" and "auguri!". Today, I will be on the sunny beach, then meet friends to shoot confetti and wave sparklers around a Florida backyard with palms and oaks, and yell "Happy New Year"! Same spirit, just a different year, different climate, different people.
Today is a mix of reflection and resolution. This past year has brought me many things, taken me to faraway places, and taught me important lessons. I'm thankful for all of it, and continue to prepare myself for the full life ahead of me. Today is the official last day of my current career, and I'm so excited about new opportunities on the horizon. It is a step to really find what you want to do...and do it. I'm not all the way there, but being on my way, feels good...and I'm really excited to see what this next year brings.
Have a wonderful last day of the year! I know I'll be grooving on a homemade dance floor, laughing with friends, trying not to get hit by misguided roman candles, and besides listening to Auld Lang Syne I may even put on Hoppipolla and shed a small (happy) tear.
P.S.: oh yeah, and watch for the big "2009" glowing sign in Times Square that lights up when the ball drops...the 5th light bulb on the "9", third row from the top...yeah, I powered that! :)
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