It Is Saturday. The Last Day Of The Year 2011!

It is official. It is the Last Day Of The Year 2011. Say goodbye as it is never coming back! Bring on the next one and its tales.

Wishing you a Happy and enjoyable New Year. I hope the New Year brings you joy, happiness, health, love and wealth. Please be safe out there this weekend. Peace and Harmony!

My New Year’s Resolution: I Am Not Making Any List but The List!

Last Year I had a list, a long list, a looooooong list!

I had a plan, a mile high all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge.

I dreamed about it, wrote and virtually lived it until it all went down the drain like soap water, not the ideas but the dots on the list.

I put them all down in a cleaned, nice looking piece of paper and one by one I intended to cross them off but I didn’t.

I curved a pumpkin and put it in a mixer. I made waves of promises, sands of charts and sheaf of wheat, blueprints of rocks paraphernalia of my own desire but it never changed. I never crossed them off. Not even with a magic marker.

I envisioned stuff and made my homework.

I danced at my own tunes and rummaged the great Gods. A psychic was not available.

I dreamed big and big I did. I did it and did it all that I was going to do this and shuffle that.

I was going to ride the boardwalks, hang from the chandelier, drink water from a spoon,
 kick some ass and survive.

I was going to be God and miracles I expected.

I was going to heaven for Christ sake but I didn’t.

I didn’t because it got interrupted like always. It got derailed in a exclamation point thrown in the basket like a cartoon in heat, discarded like a piece of garbage and poof, it hit the roof.

It smelled like cinnamon and was thick like a twig, slick like a stick.

It went down before the roasters were up and up before I could sneeze but I was not discouraged. I was not broken or saddened.

I didn’t get lost or wandered off in the park.

I kept cool and took a sabbatical, unexpected as it was but vibrant and much needed brake, it gave me.

So this year, I decided not to have one. I am not making any plans. I am stopping the madness and not having a list! Dog, pig, turkey, potato or any shape or structure it will land, I decided not to write one down or dream about one but conjure one up.

I decided to have an imaginary friend and it will be my best friend.

I will have a pallid pretend list, vintage checkerboard and crossword puzzles. It will not be totally vain but a self-indulging atlas with cardball and all. I will across the steps as they come in rolls or in whatever way they may appear. I will just follow along masqueraded like a mermaid.

In 2012 my friend you will be a year older, so what?! It will not be a headache but a beach, a footnote, the price of a tag. It will not be a inconvenience but a beacon, a semicolon, a talent of your own trait.

There will be skies of unpredictableness, hoist of debris, mountains to toss, pedals to totter but don’t falter, just keep going.

Don’t load whatever into a truck, just wave it off. Keep moving and say thank you.

Don’t be just a man or just a woman, be a good man and a good woman, be a better person.

Don’t preach your better sermon, preach your superior sermon.

Don’t wait for the sky to fall but reach for the sky – as rhetoric it may sound. Go get it.

Don’t bring in the clouds, cross them off and grin.

Don’t cry a river, do what your life content and life desire.

Be yourself and let it pour.

Don’t ever stop, just keep going.

Challenge yourself, don’t make any list but THE LIST!