Hello, Friends. Happy New Year’s Eve. It is hard to believe we are on the verge of a brand new year and decade!!! Doesn’t all that Y2K stuff seem so recent and not at all like it was 20 years ago???
I want to thank you all for your support again this year. I truly appreciate your love, kindness, comments and input. This ride would not be half as much fun without all of you and that interaction.
What do you want for the new year? The new decade? It is so hard to think in terms of a whole year, let alone 10 of them, at least it is for me. I want what I always want-health, happiness, love and peace for me and the ones I love & a Springsteen tour. I also want to worry less about what will be. To just take the moments as they come instead of getting lost in my spiraling thoughts about what might happen and what I should do to prevent what might occur, as if I have that type of control over time and space.
Rather, I want to have more faith that I am where I am supposed to be like it or not. And that my life is what it is whether I am happy about that or not. And maybe, just maybe, if I spend more time doing what I enjoy and love that the rest will fall into place. And if it doesn’t, I was still able to enjoy the time in between. I completely get the whole free will thing and how my actions have the power to change things. But the pragmatic side of me knows that life happens so you can only do what you can do and leave the rest in the hands of fate. As the Doors said, “The future’s uncertain and the end is always near”. And many times the end may just be the end of the chapter, but not the book. One may hope, right?
I wish you all the best in 2020 and beyond. May you all have health, happiness, love, luck and great music always. On that note (no pun intended), here are two songs perfect for today by two incredible artists that I absolutely adore.
The McGarrigle Christmas Hour Album & Rufus Wainwright (original dates & sources unknown).
Rufus Wainwright: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” (2005, written by Frank Loesser in 1947).
Rod Stewart: “Auld Lang Syne” (2012, written by Robert Burns in 1788).
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Until next time & next year, happy listening!!!