Thinking back on 2011 I feel like i can honestly say that it was one of worst years, but not the worst. There was a lot of learning, heart ache, growing, finding myself, and thinking about the future. I can say now that i am exited for 2012, i feel like its a new year and a new start. I want to start my journey now, and get on the path i should be on instead of the one i am forcing myself on. I have an hour to write in my journal, start my 365 and relax, read and watch the ball drop. I am going to make this year count!
People in France have a phrase: “Spirit of the Stairway.” In French: esprit d’Escalier. It means that moment when you find the answer but it’s too late. So you’re at a party and someone insults you. You have to say something. So, under pressure, with everybody watching, you say something lame. But the moment you leave the party…As you start down the stairway, then - magic. You come up with the perfect thing you should’ve said. The perfect crippling put down. That’s the Spirit of the Stairway. The trouble is, even the French don’t have a phrase for the stupid things you actually do say under pressure. Those stupid, desperate things you actually think or do.
“I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake (via solipsism2)
“Life can be wildly tragic and I’ve had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.”—Katharine Hepburn (via e-pic)