02 January 2010

A blessed, abundant and Happy New Year!

I started 2010 sinning, twice. Yesterday morning, on Januar 1st, I found myself with a blog entry ready to post. But I didn’t like it. While pondering either re-writing it or posting another entry, I answered a phone call from dear friends. Sin #1: my wife and I dropped everything promptly and went kayaking. This is South-Florida, after all.

For smaller sins you get whacked right away, as we say in German. Abandoning my Friday posting rythm and not having several alternative posts at the ready (sin #2), it got dark and windy as soon as our paddles hit the water. And this being South-Florida, it promptly started rain cats and dogs at the farthest point of our trip. 

We had fun though, ending the day together with our friends with two movies and excellent coal-fired pizza (from the new kid in town, Bellini Pizzeria). Not a bad way to start the New Year. It felt a wee bit guilty, but really good.

    For last year's words belong to last year's language
    And next year's words await another voice.
    And to make an end is to make a beginning.

    –T.S. Eliot: "Little Gidding" 
    (Thanks to my dear colleage Toni Napolitano for this quote).

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