I’m not looking for anything life-changing here. I am looking for some things to plan that I will enjoy, but that require a degree of effort on my part. I’m not going to put here anything that I’ll feel a failure for if I don’t do them. In essence, these are frivolous resolutions which, successfully completed, will please me but not really mean anything at all. Well, except for no. 4, because that involves other people, but that will also be done simply for a sense of achievement and for fun.
Here we go…
1. Learn at least one poem. Last June, I recited one, spontaneously and unexpectedly, from a theatre stage in front of 200 people. I had learned that when I was 15.
2. Knit something and wear it. I haven’t knitted anything since teaching Ro to knit some 15 years ago.
3. Get to grips (in a listening sense) with a classical composer whose work I don’t know much about.
4. Meet at least two fellow bloggers.
5. Do something I’ve never done before. Hm. That’s a bit vague. I’d say, something unexpected or out of character, but I’m a bit easy going there and not quite sure what my character dictates. Any suggestions? I reserve the right to say no. Or maybe. Or jolly good idea but why don’t you do it instead, sweetheart, and tell me all about it? Remember, it has to be enjoyable (by my definition) and essentially frivolous, but if I like the idea, I’ll put in the effort.
Any suggestions for poems or composers will be earnestly considered. But don’t feel obliged.
It’s actually twenty past six on Wednesday evening, but I’ll post-date this to after midnight, because – well, I might forget later, I might come back and add something though. If you have any ideas, go ahead. I’m quite open to suggestions.
Midnight + ten minutes – It is after midnight now and Ro and I are watching fireworks on the Thames. On television, that is. Goodnight, good morning and have a good year.