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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Make Christmas Merry

So this is Christmas,
And what have you done?
Another year over,
And a new one’s just begun.

-- John Lennon

2010 has been quite a year for me. It was the year I ended my Single Since Birth status. It was the year I moved out of the condo I shared with a housemate and into a place of my own. It was the year I took my second test and breathed a sigh of relief. But it was also the year two of my friends found out they were HIV-positive.

A decade of the new millennium past, and a new decade beckons. One of my favorite quotes has been: Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. I’ve always believed that every problem has a solution, but when it comes to the bigger picture of Life, one just goes with the flow—sort of. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” and all that jazz. But I guess wisdom happens when one knows when to fly into a rage and when one quietly submits to what is and what will be.

May we all be a little more ignorant, a little bit wiser, and a lot gentler this coming 2011.


Yj said...

aaaaaaah the highs and lows of 2010...

maligayang pasko sa iyo mare... naway maging makahulugan... muahz

Ming Meows said...

So this is it? Your Xmas message?

Ok. Merry Christmas.

Peter said...

Indeed. Have a fabulous Christmas Joel and another promising year.

joelmcvie said...

@MING: Demanding? If you want, go listen to the Pope's Christmas message instead .