Tuesday, 1 January 2008
All is quiet on New Years Day
It's eerie outside, as if everyone has been spirited off the planet and someone forgot to tell me where they were going.
I went over the road to feed the neighbours animals while they're away and while walking over there I didnt see one car, one person, one sign of life. The neighbours cat greeted me with a very relieved meow, she wanted to be out of the hot stuffy house she'd been trapped in all night, but apart from that, nothing!
This was the first New Years Eve in my entire life I have spent alone...by choice mind you, but it was still a strange experience. At midnight I could here a few partygoers yelling out and fireworks erupting over the nearby sports oval. But I didnt care that I wasnt there, or wasnt anywhere really...I was quite happy to just be in silence, and welcome the New Year in. I really think Id like that to be my theme for the year..more silence, more alone time with God, give myself plenty of time to get a grip on the things I am struggling with.