Crystal’s iconographic photo of her old, current and new notebooks is an unmistakable reminder that another year is about to pass. 2005 has brought natural and made-made disasters of proportions that make us pause and ponder. Wars and hurricanes, political and personal upheavals were but a few of the challenges we faced, almost unbearable and perplexing. Despite the sadness inspiring stories abound such as Slimbolala’s "New People Project" and Lori DiSabato’s piece on the flood that hit her hometown. As if in defiance to these tragedies we weld our pens and brushes to immortalize these events on paper hoping that someday we and those who will come after us, will remember the times we lived and learn.
As we turn another page; methaporic and real, I thank you all for the friendship and camaraderie. I am truly honored and humbled to have met such a kind, crazy, creative and sublime bunch.
I wish everyone health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year.
Now, get out! Have fun – and write about it! See you all on Tuesday.
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