People who know me––or any reader of this blog––knows that I'm not one for puffy platitudes or buffed-up optimisms. That doesn't mean I don't believe there aren't rosebuds to be gathered, coffee to be huffed, and days to be seized––and today would be a good one. The first step in a blister-inducingly long journey ahead that, whether we end up where we'd planned, is worth going on because it's the going that transforms us. Another weekend medicating in front of the TV with the complete seasons of some industrial entertainment ain't the way there: Bet on that. But, to go somewhere we've never been, to expose some new part of ourselves in a new project, to endeavor to better understand the people around us, as well as the plentitude of new music and books to devour, that may very well be. It's worth the experiment.
The world gets better one individual at a time: That could be us. Believe this: It won't come delivered by a man wearing a suit. Do something new and love it. Let's make 2013 the year when we didn't wait.