Archive for December 31st, 2008

Winding Down

Posted on December 31, 2008. Filed under: Culture, Musings, Philosophy |

Why is the year-end so poignant, yet so hopeful? So busy yet so reflective?

As I watched all ten of Time Magazine‘s Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008, I realized I’d posted on three of them this past year. (Christian the Lion still made me weep; something about the last scene just gets to me!) There are many other “Top 10” lists at Time‘s link you may enjoy, another of which I’ll post about tomorrow. In the meantime, back to the Viral Videos:

I think the one that summarizes the hope and promise of the year for me is #9 on the list. This one quickly spread all over the world, as a class of teenagers adapted a hip-hop song to encourage voting “however you like!”. What many of you did not see, however, was the follow up interview with the students after the election. I was as moved by one child’s emotional reaction as I was by anything else connected with the US Presidential election this year: “If [he] can become president, I can do anything…”

That, to me, summarizes a year of ups and downs. I truly believe ANY of us can do ANYthing. As I go forward from this tumultuous year, I choose my role models carefully. I listen to my intuitive guidance. Let us do “anything” and “everything” together in 2009. Happy New Year!!!

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