This is how books are made. At least the part before I turn on my computer.
I’m supposed to do one of these end of the year posts, right? Except my head is deeply buried in work and I used my favorite New Year’s quote last year. I must say, this has been quite the crazy, stressful, wonderful year. Moving to a new state and selling a house in the old took over my life a bit. So there is much I will be celebrating as this year ends and a fresh new one spreads out in front of me, full of a lovely new city to explore and much art that is begging to be made. A few years ago I had what I called my Year of Destruction, in which my world was turned upside down in what seemed to be a couple of unfortunate incidents until I found it was simply clearing the way for something new to be built. This year has felt similar to that, a series of endings and beginnings, but I’m not quite sure what to call it yet. I have new projects to look forward to, and this new year feels full of promise.
Screw it. The man is wise, and this beautiful sentiment can not be said enough. Enjoy your evening and new year.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. May your coming year be a wonderful thing in which you dream both dangerously and outrageously.
I hope you will make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and you will be liked and you will have people to love and to like in return. And most importantly, because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now – I hope that you will, when you need to, be wise and that you will always be kind. And I hope that somewhere in the next year you surprise yourself.
- Neil Gaiman