Friday, December 31, 2010
Why This Moment?
Why do we take this drop from the ocean and hold it up as if it were a rock star? Not one thing is different from one moment to the next and yet instantly a million diets will be launched, exercise gym memberships will spike, and nicotine patches will fly off the shelves. Slates will be wiped clean, do-overs will multiply like bunnies and hope will blossom in the universal heart.
Perhaps the question isn't "Why do we celebrate this one moment?" but rather "Why don't we celebrate every moment?" Why can't we start afresh every moment? Wipe away the dust and grime of the past and open our hearts to hope and joy every single second of every new and glorious day?
Why not indeed! May every moment of the coming year be filled with joy and a great forgetting of all past hurts and wrongdoings.