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Happy New Year

As I've posted several times in years past, one of my favorite New Year's wishes from the incomparable Neil Gaiman:
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. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.



And his New Year's wish for us this year is also lovely:
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.


So all my dear friends, here's to 2012. Lets go make mistakes together!

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hellziggy
Jan. 4th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
Yup, I copied & pasted them directly from Neil's blog. :-)
dakegra
Jan. 4th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
Every time that man opens his mouth or puts his pen to paper or fingers to a keyboard, magic happens.
hellziggy
Jan. 5th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, he's pretty good at that writin' stuff!
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