January 01, 2005

New Things

A couple of months ago life seemed stale. It felt as if I’d done the main things I’d set out to do—sometimes successfully, sometimes not, but I’d tried them and seen them through. No new vistas had opened to me for a long time, and some had closed down. I dreaded that the remainder of life might turn out to be a long holding action.

Since then, I’ve started working in a new medium, have had successful treatment for a nagging health complaint, and—most unexpectedly of all—got my first cell phone. (I’d planned to be the last person in America to do so.) Everything feels like it’s starting anew, with more energy than I’ve had for a long time.

“At the extreme of yin, yang is ready to emerge.”