Another year is ending. It seems impossible to me that it is December 31, 2011. Wasn't it just yesterday that I rang in the new year...a year full of hope, and now it's over.
For the last several years I've written a letter on New Year's Eve. In my letter, I write all of my hopes and dream for the upcoming year. Always included in the letter is a hope for good health for my family, friends, and myself. For the most part, this was a good year. Except for the death of my cousin, there was little sadness from losing someone special.
I always list things I'm grateful for as well, which is really good to read at the end of the year. This year, I'm still grateful for the things I listed a year ago.
There was one bitter disappointment though - my book. The book I spent years writing. The book no agent would represent. The book that for now is laid aside. The book that was my big dream for 2011.
Tonight just before midnight I'll write another letter, which I will seal and mark to open on December 31, 2012. I'll stick it in my special drawer where it will remain for the next year. In it will be new a new dream. But for today, I am saying goodbye to the dream for 2011, and what better way than to do it with a song. Okay, the song may really be about the lost dream of true love, but a dream is a dream and sometimes as the song ends life does kill our dream.
The dream for 2011 has died, but the dream for 2012 is about to begin.
Happy New Year!