So Long, Farewell, 2006, Goodbye!
How do I sum up a whole year? I don't think I can. Overall, I feel like 2006 was a good one. There were some years that I just couldn't wait to be over. I don't feel like that about 2006. Like the line from an old Sinatra song, "It was a very good year." Were there some challenges and troubles? Yes, but that is part of life.
In 2006, I started blogging. I've so enjoyed joining the blogosphere and getting to know many of you who have dropped by and left comments, sent emails. It's been a far more enriching experience than I could have ever imagined. And with each new comment, it's still a thrill, like Jody Watley said. Thank you for stopping by and participating in the discussions and lending support! And if there are any lurkers out there, well I thank you too!
I don't want to do too much rambling here, but I have definitely been struck by the major historical events of the last week and have noticed some coincidences. This is just something to chew on as we head into the new year. Two years ago, Ray Charles and Ronald Reagan died within days of each other, a superstar soul singer and a former president. This past week, James Brown and Gerald Ford died within days of each other, a superstar soul singer and former president. Plus we had the execution of a vicious dictator.
Depending upon who you listen to, Castro is recovering, dead, or hanging on by a thread, no pun intended. There are only so many superstar soul singers left and only four remaining living presidents. If there is another strange trio death like this in 2007 or 2008, I guess I wouldn't be shocked. Well, that is my random rambling sort of prediction for the future.
Anyway, I'm not really a big New Year's Eve person. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do tonight. But I do love New Year's Day. I always feel like it is a clean slate. The first day of the year anything is possible. It's all new, fresh, and sparkly, like polished silver. So Happy New Year to you all! See ya in 2007!