My friend Simon has a tradition of doing a "First Lines" post to capture the year. In his words, "It's very simply - you copy across the first line of each month's first blog post, and a link to that post, as an intriguing overview of the year..." Sounds fun. Here I go:
January - "This year is a sealed envelope / With apprehensive hope / We brace for anything / I swear, I understand that nothing changes that / The past will be the past / But the future is brighter than any flashback."
February - Since I woke up this morning I've been inexplicably excited.
March - This weekend I had one of those great "Wow! Not everyone thinks everyone thinks the same way I do (thank God!)" moments.
April - This weekend was glorious! Glorious!!
May - Seriously... this book is wrecking me!
June - Ours is NOT a blind faith.
July - I know I've just written about it, but I'm seeing this everywhere - aren't you? It's a happenin' summer - and it's just begun!
August - August means ... Moving into my own place and starting a new season.
September - "Don't be afraid to change. You may lose something good, but you'll gain something better."
October - Currently listening to... a lot of Lorde.
November - So... the National Theatre of Great Britain celebrated their landmark 50th Anniversary tonight, bringing over 100 performers together for a live evening comprised of some of their most famous productions.
December - Some nights, you just have to stay up late watching Jennifer Lawrence interviews and appreciating all that is quirky and authentic.