And so it ends. (2006)

All in all, it’s been an eventful year for me.  I saw the Sistine Chapel, I fell in love with Riesling, I got another dog, I experienced the Iditarod, I lost two friend to untimely deaths, I lost a cousin to homicide, I stopped dying my hair after 13 years, I got 7 more college credits under my belt, I ate Anchovies on purpose, I made more friends, I made it through another year of a fantastic marriage, I got another year older (of course!), I went back into therapy, this blog turned 2 years old and got a nice face lift thanks to Pete and ETS, I made more blog buddies, and most of all I gained more confidence in myself and I have a lot more courage to express myself through my writing.

It’s been good, it’s been bad, and with the exception of deaths, I probably wouldn’t change anything.

And without further ado, I just couldn’t say goodbye to this year without one more “Rent” song, and I think it sums up how we all should really “measure a year”.  In the big picture, anyway.

“Seasons of Love”

Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Five hundred twenty-five thousand,
Six hundred minutes,
Five hundred twenty-five thousand,
Moment so dear.

Five Hundred twenty-five thousand,
Six Hundred Minutes
How do you measure? Measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights

In cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life?

How about love?

How about love?

How about love?  Measure in love.

Seasons of Love.  Seasons of Love.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes?
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
journeys to plan.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes.
How do you measure the life
Of a Woman or a man?

In truths that she learned.
Or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned,
Or the way that she died.

It’s time now to sing out,
Though the story never ends
Let’s celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends

Remember the love!

Remember the love!

Remember the love

Measure in love

Seasons of love!

Seasons of love.

Oh you got to remember the love,
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love.

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