imaginary outfit: fresh starts

2012, five days in. We are tentatively getting acquainted.

I began this week with the image of an open blank book. New year, fresh starts, etc. Wrinkled printed pages and messy sheets followed. We are not pristine and blank. We are crumpled pages, but this is the time of year we smooth ourselves out and try to find a new leaf, or at least space in the margins. The sense of beginning again in the middle. Making do and trying to do better. Carrying on with whatever we carry, with a pause to adjust the load.

It's a nice feeling.


Some resolutions: stay in New York; save money; be generous; keep healthy; get outside every day; go new places; read more; listen carefully; look closely; work harder; keep in touch; be grateful; make the dog happy; aim for kindness.