As this year leaves its final footprints on the border of times empire (Hawthorne), two words come to mind. Significant change. My life was radically changed by the departure of my endearing Amy and my beloved Dad. Gone too soon. Needless to say the jouney back was like walking through water neck deep and never getting out of the lake. No more tears though. If their time here was short then it was only because I thought it wasnt long enough for me. Perspective.
The mark on your stone is very important. The line marking your arrival and departure. Its how you spent your life. Your mission. Your purpose. Your impact on the lives of others and yourself. Living your dash.
I always look forward to the new year. Soul renewal, I call it. A new layer of hope. We saw the good in the worst and the bad in the best. We saw greatness trivialized and smallness complicated. But theres still good in the world. Here comes 2011. Are you go for launch?