Monday, December 31, 2007

Requiescat in Pace (R.I.P.)

A New Year's Wish:
We stand at the graveside of the old year and look forward.

May we take our lessons and hold them close.

The pleasant, and the unpleasant.

Let us return to this place stronger and a circle of days wiser. And above all, let every resolution spur us to grow.



DBA Lehane said...

Happy new year and here's to a successful year of writing in 2008 for ALL of us.

Each year is an experience and with each one passing so our experience grows. And experience are the very seeds of success.

SzélsőFa said...

Happy New Year to you, your family, and to everyone here in this community.

anne said...

A very happy new year to you too, Jason.
As for resolutions, well... ;)

Josephine Damian said...

Jason, lovely sentiments.

Best wishes for the New Year!

Aine said...

Yes, RIP 2007!

I'm really excited about 2008. Many changes on the horizon means lots of personal growth.

It will be fun to see where we are next December!

Bev said...

Happy New Year Jason!

Kaycie said...

Do you make resolutions for the new year, Jason?

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Julie said...

Thankyou for the unusual epitaph - but a very fitting one for(in this case) a very distinctive year.

Cheers to you both, and all the best for career, family and writing in 2008

raine said...

Happy New Year to you, Jason, your loved ones, and all!

Jaye Wells said...

Happy New Year, Jason! May 2008 bring good things to you and yours.

The Anti-Wife said...

Happy New Year. Hope 2008 is your best year yet.

Sarah Hina said...

Every day brings resolutions, of course. But I think we are more conscious of new beginnings now. The world will feel slightly more available to us tomorrow than it did today. And that is a gift.

I hope you, Aine, and your daughters have a wonderful New Year's!

Angela said...


It has been an absolute honor to discover you this year. Keep up the good work!

Church Lady said...

Happy New Year to you and Aine!

I love your blog, and have learned so much. Thank you for putting so much effort into bringing us all together. I look forward to seeing you published in the near future. That's my prediction for 2008.



Bhaswati said...

Good wishes for 2008, Jason! May this year take your writing flight even higher. :-)

Remiman said...

Happy New Year Fella.
Getting the opportunity to peek into your life enhanced my 2007. Thanks for that.

TIV: the individual voice said...

Amen to growth and hoping we're all here when the circle returns, pessimist that I am. And that the War in Iraq is OVER: Go here to find out how you can join a burgeoning movement leading up to a gigantic demonstration in March.

Thanks for your great blog and inspiring posts, though I've only been around since August.

jason evans said...

DBA Lehane, yes, it's important to treasure every experience.

Szelsofa, I hope you and your family are having a wonderful day.

Anne, great to see you! Hope you're doing well.

Josephine, thanks so much for the visit!

Aine, this year could certainly be one of the best. :)

Bev, Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kaycie, I'm not sure that I do. I always put expectations on myself. It's a constant process.

Julie, I try to make the unusual usual here. ;)

Raine, you too! Have a great day.

Jaye, thanks. :) May yours be even better than the last.

Anti-Wife, here here!

Sarah, funny how numerology has such power over us. Things do feel slightly different--a new beginning when nothing really has been renewed. I agree that the everyday resolutions are more important.

Angela, thanks for such a kind sentiment!! :) The folks in this community are the best I've met yet.

Church Lady, it's such an honor and pleasure to share this visions with you all.

Bhaswati, yes, I hope this time brings us all wings!

Remiman, it's been a gift for me too. Thanks for all that you share and bring to the community!

TIV, I do hope that 2008 bring positive change for the world.

Vesper said...

Happy New Year, Aine and Jason!

All the best to you and your loved ones!

mermaid said...

And may these words inspire you always. Do you ever come back and read something you wrote long ago, and marvel at your wisdom just when you thought you had none in a dark moment?

Jeff said...

Happy New Year, Jason.

ybonesy said...

What a lovely wish for the new year. Thank you.

The subtle rays of light shining on the headstone are just divine.

jason evans said...

Vesper, may 2008 be spectacular for you!

Mermaid, I do think this blog will be a fascinating diary of these times for me. Sometimes going back, I am reminded of an insight I'd forgotten.

Jeff, Happy New Year!

Ybonesy, you're very welcome. And yes, the flare from the light was a nice touch here. :)

Shameless said...

A very happy new year to you too, Jason.:-)

Kaycie said...

That is the kind of answer I expected, Jason. I'm the same way.

wordtryst said...

Happy New Year, Aine and Jason! So glad I found you.