It seems a long time ago that we were all atwitter about Y2K.
Ten years on, it seems strange that we had people whose sole job it was, to prepare us for the Computer Cataclysm that was forth-coming ! Thanks, Al Gore !!!
Tonight, my sweetie wasn’t feeling well, so instead of heading out to a friend’s house, we opted to stay home, and have a quiet evening…
There were two exceptional Hockey Games on, and Twitter was buzzing with Friends and Acquaintances wishing each other well.
There seemed to be a consensus that by the mere act of the hands of a clock, clicking past midnight, that the slate would be cleaned, and some sort of demons expunged. Not sure how that works. I found it remarkable, the number of people who remarked upon their expectations, that with the turning of a calendar page, they would also turn a fresh page on what was apparently, a “bad” year !!!
I’m not saying, what with Wars waging, record unemployment, cutbacks and losses, that 2009 was a banner year for greatness… far from it. I guess I’m just marvelling at the Optimism, where someone can say, “That, was bad… but now we start fresh !!!”
Not sure what word I would use to describe myself… Realist and Pragmatist both look superior and condescending, to my over-tired eyes…
I believe that a fresh start is a good thing. To begin anew, with a refreshed sense of vigour, and a renewed purpose, totally admirable.
I guess I am of the belief that just because the Calendar turns a page, we cannot cast aside the lessons of 2009.
For if we know one thing, it is that when we are not mindful of our History, we are bound to repeat the mistakes.
So, I raise a virtual glass in toast to the Opportunities of the coming Year, while casting a respectful glance over my shoulder at the remnants of 2009.
I wonder 10 Years from now, how we shall reflect on the beginning of this new Decade ?
Will it be the point where things turned around ?
Or will it be like Y2K… much ado about nothing ?
As always… time will tell !!!
Happy New Year !!!