Geoffrey Long
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Happy New Year!

After yesterday's lengthy status report, I was just going to make a quick "Auld Lang Syne" type of post here today, but I've decided instead to outsource the expressing of my sentiments to others.

"I am never sad to see a year go because, if I've done my job living wisely and well, it will have prepared me for the year to come and I have no regrets... I believe we are in fact offered this every day if we choose to take advantage of it. New Year's Eve is just the global reminder that such redemption exists, and belongs to each of us."
"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

Sentiments in the form of beautiful visuals are provided by both Craig Thompson (of Blankets fame) and John Allison (of Scary Go Round fame). I love the idea of 2008 as "International Year of Mysteries", by the by.

Also of note, I'm currently utterly infatuated with my friend Bob Rehak's idea of a movie a day; I think this might be a resolution I could totally get behind. I've spent the last couple of days chewing through Lost, at long last; I'm through Season One and several discs into Season Two. I can now finally (finally!) speak with Ivan and Sam and Henry about the Others and the hatch and other such things, although I'm skeptical I'll be able to get all the way through the end of Season Three before the premiere on January 31st. Should be fun trying, though!

In any case, may all your new years be joyous, full of love and fun. May 2008 be the year that you rediscover something you've always loved, and discover something new that you'll always treasure. Happy New Year!


Geoff: glad to hear that Movie-a-Day inspires you. I kicked off 2008 on a good note by seeing JUNO on Jan 1, but now it's the 4th and I haven't watched anything except episodes of The (American) Office and (BBC's) Life on Mars on my iPod Touch! Have rented a few DVDs to get me back up to speed, however.

Happy New Year to you as well, and happy blogging in 2008!

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