Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Picasso and a review of the year
I did a Picasso painting and really enjoyed it. In the original, the guitar was orange. But I didn’t have orange, so I used yellow. It made the piece brighter, and I liked the end result.
Spent the last weekend of the year down in Wellington with S. Felt like I needed to get away, even if only for a couple of days. Drove back on Sunday afternoon, in what would have been the last bit of good weather we had left. Everything turned to custard yesterday with gale force winds and rain.
I meant to do a review of the year. I don’t suppose it’s too late now. 2005 was a relatively good year for me. Only one stretch in the hospital after an OD. Moving forward and changing jobs was hard, but something that had to be done and ultimately not really a “choice”.
Hard to look back now and take a long look at who I used to be and where I am now. Does moving forward mean better, bigger, brighter? Not necessarily. Just forward momentum. Neither good, neither bad. It’s like DBT and the whole acceptance thing. Yes, and I started DBT towards the end of 2005. Things are just as they are because they are. Big lesson learnt, I think.
A whole new year lies ahead now. I’ve given very little thought as to what I am going to do this year. I was never a big believer in New Year resolutions. Living merely from day to day is enough, I think. Simply growing older and watching as time becomes less and less each day.