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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i hope to find someone to do “anything” and “everything” with this year. :mrgreen: if that fails, well… there’s always me, myself and the blog buddies. πŸ˜†

happy new year to you, muse!

Anything and Everything. That sounds good to me! I have good feelings about 2009. Dismal as it might seem. Good things have a chance to happen.

I know I owe you an e-mail. I just have been busier than I thought I would be. πŸ˜‰

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. A Great New Year’s Eve and wish nothing but the best for you in 2009.

Happy New Year!!! πŸ˜€

“Any of us can do anything.” That’s certainly an encouraging thought for the future, especially amid the negativity that’s been so prevalent lately. I hope you have a wonderful 2009!!

Anything and Everything sounds good πŸ˜€ I think I have been doing “anything”…will try the “everything” bit this year πŸ˜‰
Wish you a very happy new year Muse!

I hope for that for you, sulz! I think 2009 will be a better year for you; really I do. In the meantime, as you say, you have us! Here’s extra good New Year wishes for you!

Oh BD, it feels positive to me, too! It is a busy time, isn’t it? Thank you. I send all the best holiday greetings to you. From the look of your photos, it’s been an amazing time. Happy, happy New Year, BD!!!

Thank you very much, B0bby. I’m glad to be hopeful in these times; we can always look forward to a wonderful future. I wish you all happiness and fulfillment in 2009!

{Chuckle}! Well, I’ll certainly add my wishes for you for *everything* Apar. You do deserve everything! πŸ˜‰ All the best for the New Year to you!

Happy New Year, Muse!

Let us all hope that this year will be the start of something great for us all!

Happy New Year Muse..Wish u all the best!! Each and everyone always doing our own best..This is what relly matters…

Happy New Year Muse!! πŸ™‚

I missed 8 of the viral videos throughout the year, so many thanks for the link!

A very Happy 2009 to you and your loved ones πŸ™‚ Understanding the past is often a very good preparation for what’s ahead of us in the future. Thanks for the wishes and being a great blog buddy πŸ™‚

Thank you, Will, to you, as well. And, here, here! πŸ™‚

Always doing our best…I like how you put that, CV; yes! Thank you and I wish you all the best!

Thank you and to you, too, Shane! I’m glad you enjoyed finding the other eight videos. How about that hamster, for instance? πŸ™‚

It’s been great getting to know you Kiran! I’m appreciative of what you say about understanding and preparation. Thank you, and have a wonderful New Year!


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