Tuesday, January 14, 2014
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” Neil Gaiman (2001)
I don't do New Year's Resolutions. Instead, I look for philosophies to follow for the year. I found this quote by a favorite author from many years ago. My favorite graphic novel is Stardust written by Neil Gaiman.
I thought about the quote and how to fill my year with magic, dreams and good madness.
I started with planning meals, taking all my supplements, moving every day. Water is harder this year than usual-I am not sure why.
Dreams-plenty of sleep-I am getting 7-9 hours per night.
My "good madness" goes along with my creativity. I got a new doll for Christmas-actually she was late, but she is here now. She is only 2 inches tall and she has been blogging. I have crocheted hair and clothes for her and love taking pictures of her.
I have multiple projects started: knitting a scarf, crocheting a beret, designing kimonos for dolls 2 inches to 6 inches tall.
I have 3 novels to work on this year. I would like to edit them, but none of the stories are complete though each has 50,000 or more words.
The ladies choir at church will be singing an arrangement I have wanted to sing since 2010-and I hope to sing the solo.
I have a wonderful pile of physical and digital books to read this year writeen by authors i love.
The kissing part is easy: Kisses from my lovely husband and precious granddaughter-both of whom think I am wonderful.
I want my surprise to be be the ability to do something i couldn't do when 2014 started.