Two Thousand Thirteen

The years keep rolling. The 60’s, The 70’s, The 80’s, the 90’s

Doesn’t it seem that  Y2K was just last year? ( Hey,  what did we call the decade ending in 2010? The Aughts?  My daddy might have said “Twenty aught one, Twenty aught two.)

If you are reading this you survived the 2012 apocalypse. Now, what do we call the next seven years? The teens? That sounds ominous.

This is the future that at one time in my life appeared so distant that it seemed unattainable.  I was certain to never grow to be that old. But it was. And, I am.

It  is not what I thought it would be.

I am disappointed in planes, trains, and automobiles. I am in awe of computer technology and medical science.

I am grieved by the exclusion of formality and the derision of etiquette and respect.   I am astonished by satellite, 9oo9le e@rth, and  instant awareness.

I am frightened when I look in the mirror.  But I’m excited each morning that I am still able to reflect.

May you all find blessings in each day, and hope for tomorrow. Happy New Year

But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. —  Jeremiah 17:7 


Steve Finnell said…
you are invited to follow my blog
I never thought I would be this old you are in good company:0
Happy New Year to you and yours..I wish you the best! :)
Steve Skinner said…
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Gattina said…
Thank you very much for all your comments ! Unfortunately it's all over our civilized world that less and less respect exists. No youngster leaves a place to an elder person not even for handicapped people !
I hope you have a nice new Year !
foam said…
There you are! Excellent post. Having lived through all the decades you mentioned, I heartily agree. I'd have to add that I'm a bit flummoxed and yet entertained by autocorrect. Wishing you a wonderful 2013!
JoeinVegas said…
Happy New Year! I hope you continue to find things to be excited about.
Jan n Jer said…
I totaly agree with your sentiments...Hope 2013 is a good one for you and yours Pamela.
Faye said…
Each year there are things I regret, other things that I'm so thankful to have experienced. The start of a new year is always a time of renewed hope, I think. All the best to you in 2013, friend.--whatever we decide to name this period.
Jeanne Pursell said…
Happy New Year Pamela!! I agree with you...where on earth does the time go???? So glad that we are once again ... blogging for a new year!
Intense Guy said…
You have a beautiful mind - your thoughts and reflections are wonderful. I too, rue the loss of common courtesy - I suspect as our planet grows ever more crowded and less and less moral (based on true religious guidance) things will get worse and worse in that department.

My brother was saying just the other day, "So! Just where the heck ARE those Flying Cars we were supposed to have?"

I think he would agree with you -

:) Hugs ya tight.
Molly said…
Happy New Year Pamela, I am glad to see that you are still keeping the dust waiting. :)
Wendster said…
Hi Pamela!
I uploaded a new blogging app to my iPhone and now I am able to blog on my work break! I tell you what, I have a clear memory of watching te New Year's Ball fall in the 80's and of being absolutely CERTAIN that the world would have ended by now. So how weird to be sitting here with a little mini computer reading your blog. I love the way you think. Your blog posts are STILL the most thoughtful, interesting, insightful of all of the blogs I have read. Beautiful, just like you. Happy New Year friend!!! I hope it brings you wonderful times.
Claudia said…
why are you disappointed in planes trains and automobiles?
Wendster said…
Thanks for the encouragement friend. Still working on a second drawing. Hugs!
Desert Songbird said…
I think I'm still in denial. I talk about my college years as if they were just a decade ago. I can't seem to bring myself to mention that they were in the mid-1980s!
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Gattina said…
Thanks for all your comments ! I missed this post ! I am only disappointed about my generation ! We fought for freedom, peace, and created a completely new music ! We wore mini skirts and our parents were scandalized. And today ?? all these people who danced the twist and sang in a suit, became worse then our parents. They created so many laws that sometimes I asked myself where is the freedom we fought for ?

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