January 2018. One year is behind us; a new one has already begun.
During the last hours of December, I sat, as per my annual habit, in revered contemplation and, accompanied by the clock’s rhythmic thudding, I recounted last year’s presents, hidden in moments of joy and sadness alike. Overall, it was an interesting year: adventurous and, yet, occasionally gentle; joyful and, yet, sometimes bitter.
Inspired by some of 2017’s most meaningful memories, I focus now on the months to come. For, although gratitude is the cornerstone of a fulfilled life, anticipation for what is coming is the essence of joy – this child-like quality that keeps us young and enthused. [Read more…]