In his famous poem “In Memoriam”, Lord Alfred Tennyson included the verse:
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
As 2015 dawns who knows what Tennyson’s hoped for ‘truth’ might look like, but what’s for sure is that the year will be what we make it. A few moments ago The Frustrated Gardener attracted its 150,000th view. This was a little target I’d set for myself for 2014, but what difference does twelve hours make between friends? I don’t know very much about visualisation as a technique for attaining personal goals, but I’d rather aim high and risk disappointment than settle for mediocrity. I’d like to imagine that by the middle of 2016 I might have celebrated my 1,000,000th view. What a boost that would be. And if I don’t get there, I can be quite certain I’ll have had a lot of fun trying.
Wishing you all happiness, success and good health in 2015.
Above, the mountain on the left is Everest, a photo taken en route between Kathmandu, Nepal and Paro, Bhutan.