“I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the package,” she said. ”I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it..." - Joan Didion
I'm not making any resolutions this year. I had a list last week which I had been adding to over the course of December before realising that maybe this year I didn't need another list (I make so many all year round), but rather a reminder of all there is to be grateful for and to appreciate each and every day. As Joan so eloquently put in in her address to the University of California, Riverside, in 1975, maybe this should be my year of living recklessly and taking chances. Well, after my wedding anyways.
Happy New Year!