“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot
What is most interesting about this quote is that T.S. Eliot refers to our last year’s words/actions/life as being a language and next year’s as a voice. When the year has ended and you sum it all up, your way of being is the “language” you speak. It is the language with which you are most comfortable, because we are creatures of habit. Yet, when we make promises and resolutions for the year to come, we can use any voice we wish, which is usually cheerful and hopeful. The question becomes whether it is the language we will use to live our lives and not the lighthearted voice we create once a year. My New Year’s resolution that is the foundation for the rest of my smaller ones (e.g. spend less, save more; visit family more often; be open to new experiences of love and happiness) will be this: I resolve that my voice when speaking my resolutions tonight will become the “language” that I live in 2013 on which I can reflect next New Year’s Eve. Who’s with me? =)
Wishing each of you a year filled with resolutions achieved and long-forgotten wishes come true!
K.D., Founder of Peeksi.com