Saturday December 31st, 2011
I would like to talk about three things that happened this year.
First, it is about beginnings.
We moved back from Brighton to settle in rural Suffolk. We had no idea what was going to happen but we decided that we take each day as it comes. Every night before we go to sleep, it is encouraging to look at what you have done and knowing that you have lived for that day. No matter how big or small it is, it counts.
Hannah started a new job, meanwhile I looked towards freelancing. Every obstacles that occurs is a challenge for the mind, it amends your ways, it change the way you deal with people and furthermore, it hones your skills new or old into a tool for life. What it also brings in is a test of character and strength leading us to the second thing I would like to talk about. It is a subject that nobody wants to speak, almost taboo.
It is about death.
The meaning of this word can strike fear into people, it can bring comfort knowing that they are ready to leave this world and for some, it can bring many unanswered questions.
I wrote about this in The Aces and The Joker where I learnt that death brings a celebration of their life, it brings hope, comfort, strength and courage to yourself that you know that you can change the way you want to live your life in an instant.
To bring this letter to a close, I would like to talk about ‘stickiness’.
It is a beautiful and unique human connection that can make a relationship stay together. For some, people can fall apart at the first hurdle. For others, they can climb over it and deal with the next one. It is one after the other that proves that strength and bonding goes hand in hand to increase the ‘stickiness’ in relationship. We had our joys, we had our sadness, we had our fights, we found new beginnings, we let go of the old, we welcome in the changes.
2011 was the most incredible and intangible year ever.