Not for any personal loss but for a year that lies on its deathbed. In that respect, there is also the whole rebirth/renewal thing in a few hours time that goes hand in hand with a tsunami of allagorical references.
Can you simply flick the switch on 365 days of life and living or is it human nature to minutely scrutinise each and every episode?
Without rehashing the good, the bad and the ugly, I think an all encompassing summary would be:-
Marriage – good, tightly bonded, approaching two decades.
Career – Obscenely busy, I will catagorically state too busy – the treadmill is out of control.
Social Life – See career – largely non existant.
Health – Surprisingly springy and “in the pink”.
Family – Fraught with upheaval. My SIL has had an epic late midlife tantrum resulting in a ridiculous fall-out with my mom and a gargantuan rift which will require serious patching. My MOL is exhibiting every sign and behavioural quirk of early dementia. It is being denied by the rest of the clan – we face a difficult 12 months.
On a purely personal and self indulgent note, i’d sincerely like to say “thank you” to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog and chat on twitter. It’s been my privilege to connect with you and I’d like to extend my heartfelt wishes for a most auspicious 2012!
“New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darknesson other nights.” Hamilton Wright Mabie