Here we are, watching as another year comes to an end like that of a spectator scarecrow to its annual sport. It's frightening, exhilarating, and hopeful as I advance at the thought of so many new possibilities. It's strange though, because it almost feels like it was just yesterday that 2009 was ending, and now at the crossroads of 2010, it too pulses its final, melodic moments... moments that will inevitably find us years later.
There's been a wealth of changes this year, both good and bad. And some I've shared with you, while others were placed in a secret treasure box, tired and dusty. Breathing, laughing, crying, loving, and aching through and with new understanding, I've faced unforeseen circumstances valiantly, felt insolvent to the ennui of habit, astonished with reverie and expectation, cheered at new publications, joyfully-overwhelmed by an artistic proficiency I didn't even know existed, smiled in light of novel words and poetry, broke up, woke up, made up, lost love, found love... and made love. I've said hello to fluency and goodbye to those I never imagined would be absent from my life. I adopted a new puppy, and my mom... a new son.
So to the New Year that impatiently awaits us, I welcome you. And to all my family, friends, readers, followers, and those nearest and dearest... thank you for your continued support and unyielding compassion through yet another awe-inspiring year. I'm grateful.
Cheers to 2011!
(Target fedora, all jewelry courtesy of Alex and Vina including necklace worn as headband, Forever 21 tank and jacket, Vintage polka dot skirt and leopard clutch, H&M faux fox tail keychain, Jeffrey Campbell Lita platforms)
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