Dec 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

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It’s with great pleasure that I bring you, for the first time in a while, something other than a melancholy end of the year post. We’re social creatures and also creatures of ritual, so a period when everyone seems to be thinking about the nature of time is conductive to reflection. For the past few years, New Year’s Eve found me thinking about how easy it is to equate time with inevitable loss, and it also found me dreading the months ahead and their unavoidable blows. While it hasn’t ceased to be true that time takes things away from us, there are some gains along the way, too — there are possibilities that go beyond our imagining; there’s a lot to see and do and love in the world. I guess this is what they call hope.

Happy New Year, friends! Thank you so very much for reading, and my sincere wishes for a 2016 full hope and love and joy and good stories for each and every one of you. I wish you well.

I’ll leave you with a song that’s meant a lot to me this year, and whose lines “But stand brave, life-liver/bleeding out your days/in the river/of time” seem particularly relevant right now.


  1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you too :-)

  2. Happy New Year Ana! May you have a bright, joyful, book-filled 2016!

  3. Happy New Year, Ana! Hope this year is filled with a lot of wonderful things!

  4. Happy new year, Ana! Have a wonderful 2016!


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