Friday, December 30, 2005

Out with the old

Amazing, isn’t it, how Christmas just… comes and goes. The stores put their displays up as early as September these days, and then the weeks (months) are spent thinking about it, planning for it, and shopping before it arrives.

And after the presents are unwrapped, the turkey eaten or put in the fridge for later, it’s like one of those summer holidays that seem like a vague memory as soon as you step off the plane, exchanging the hot sun, soft white sand and sisters from Scotland that take you under their wing, for the grey skies and drizzle that are somehow comforting, like being back in your own bed. For home.

Sometimes, but not often, my entire life seems to feel that way… as if I’m sharing someone else’s experiences but can’t quite feel them as if they were my own. A kind of disconnect somewhere. It doesn’t worry me too much, because I believe in looking forward, but I do wonder, now and again, what the boy who I once was would have thought of the man I am now. Would he have tried to change the course of events that have led to the here and now, or just sat back and enjoyed the ride? I'm so different to that boy now, I really don't think that I know the answer.

This will probably be my last post before the New Year, and I wanted to say how lucky (and grateful) I am to have stumbled across you guys out there. It’s strange but, in less “virtual” circumstances, I suspect many of us would become friends in a very real sense. And it makes the time spent writing, reading and commenting very worthwhile.

Happy New Year to all of you, and may 2006 be a wonderful one… a year that we all remember for the positive things that happen to and around us, and one that we spend looking - and moving - forward. Best to leave the past where it is.

19 comments:

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wdky said...

Eeek!!!

K.D. Morgan said...

I've been thinking along the same lines myself the last couple of days but you are right - the past is done, it is time to move onto the new.

Here's to a great year coming your way - the possibilities are endless.

K O W said...

Cheers mate. I too suspect that the group would have become fast friends outside of blogland as well.

Provided of course you and I didn't sleep with or at least try to sleep with all of our lady friends.
hahahaha.

Happy New Years from 6 hours behind.

networkchic said...

I've often wondered the same thing about my younger self. Would she approve of the person I've become? I don't know the answer either but I guess more importantly is whether the person I am now, approves of who I am. I'd have to say yes, most days.

I'm grateful that I found your blog. I look forward to reading your words every single day and honestly you've wiggled your way into my heart - I'm glad you are so flexible. :-)

Next year will bring many adventures for you my friend but I know you will enjoy each and everyone.

Have a wonderful New year and I'll be thinking of you when that clock strikes midnight - with a smile on my face of course.

Annalis said...

Nice post to end the year, wdky. I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon your blog as well. I truly enjoy our "virtual" relationship. Here's wishing you and yours a very happy new year!!

j said...

happy new year Wdky.

onwards into the great unknown :)

Darkneuro said...

Happy happy, WDKY. Diggin' it. You'll celebrate 7 hours ahead, so right now it IS New Year's Eve for you. One thing to remember, hon... No regrets. Never a regret. *HUGS*

kimmyk said...

Happy New Year WDKY!

My wishes for your new year: prosperity, as much sex as last year if not more, but a whole hell of a lot less drama, happiness, and health for you and your little ones.

Blondie said...

*Cheers* T!
I do hope for a wonderful year & many more to follow to you. Have a happy new year's celebration.

xx

J's Gf said...

What a lovely post. And how true.

The disconnected thing is quite interesting; there's the theory that it's simply a result of modern society; we're cut off from things that feel real, such as chatting to our neighbours over the fence or growing our own vegetables or swimming in the ocean on a hot day. And everything as you say happens very fast.

Maybe we should all try to slow down a little in 2006. Sensation seeking is so very tempting though...

Happy NY!

blueprincesa said...

In with the new!

positronic said...

It sounds as if you had a great Xmas. I wish you a New Year as good as your Christmas.
PS: How do you get the time to work up the abs?!?!?!

emerald eyes/kitty said...

hey, if I count the timezones right, it's getting close for you.... It's 5:12 pm EST.

I just wanted to say, wdky, that I am happy I found you, and happy we have become blog friends.
And I do hope that with the New Year we remember that the past is the past, and that there is always room for better, happier days tomorrow.
It's all in how we look at it.
Or, in this case, how we read it.
Here's to the new Year, and maybe meeting in person some day, in a very real sense. :)
xoxx

Lee Ann said...

Happy New Year!
*kiss*

yoursecret said...

Wishing you and yours the best in 2006!

yoursecret said...

May you live well and prosper in 2006!

NML said...

Happy new year and good luck on your fabulous adventure. Oh and hopefully I will see you soon x

MG said...

Amazing how much I relate to this post....

Agreed