Well, it’s New Year’s Day 2014.
I normally wax somewhat philosophically about the challenge and potential of the coming year and about the lesson of the past twelve months. But this year I don’t feel the urge or need to do so. Maybe I’m just tired or maybe its that I am ready for whatever this year holds in store and am satisfied with what I have done over the last year.
Whatever the case, I wish each of you great happiness and peace over the next year along with the strength and wisdom to overcome whatever challenges you might face.
While I said I wouldn’t look back at the last year, I never said I wouldn’t look back 30 years. Here’s a promo video from the studio of U2 performing New Year’s Day which was released in January of 1983 as a single from their War album. The years have stripped away much of the song’s original association with Lech Walesa and the Solidarity labor movement taking place at that time in Poland. Most younger listeners probably don’t have an much more than an inkling of what this even was but that’s okay– the song is still great and appropriate for today. Plus there’s the bonus of seeing Bono and the boys looking so 1980’s.
Anyway, enjoy and have a happy New Year.