Saturday, January 1, 2011
Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar allemaal!
I'm thinking back on the last year, what I've learned, things that I've done, what we've got. It was not a good year, not personally, not professionally. There's been a lot of doubt, a lot of sacrifice, and a lot of change. In the US, the uprising of the Tea Party and the dumbing down of the general public have dropped my opinion of humanity even further. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders's ascent vaguely threatens my immigration status.
But it's hard to keep a good optimist down: the shadowy fears and doubts about the future retreat in light of the opportunity to take stock of where we are and where we're going. It can only go up from here.