Seasons Greetings.

I wish everyone seasons greetings and especially – A Happy New Year – thank you all for visiting.

I am now going to take my usual twice yearly departure from the world: avoid all contact with news, computers and work (never a complete success, but one can hope   🙂   ) see you in 2015 !

Remember ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’ ? (some of you must be old enough……) I remember watching it in the cinema and thinking how far in the future that date was.

It has now long gone and here we are approaching 2015, how the world has changed; I am not sure I can honestly say for the good. We have all this new technology, but that has given us such things as ‘rolling news’ when disaster became entertainment (don’t even think about the video game approach when reporting war) it has trivialised death.

So, once in a while I escape and reset my equilibrium; it helps me view the world with less pessimism  (a pessimist is only an optimist with experience) so hope for me yet.

On a brighter note – with luck WordPress will have stopped all these changes that have bedevilled us and we will have a change free year (I see four-legged pink things flying by and it’s not the Guinness!) we can but hope.

I think I will take my copy of 2001 with me on the plane and wonder, what will happen when we eventually find a real TMA.1. that should put the cat among the pigeons…… 

17 thoughts on “Seasons Greetings.

  1. I know what you mean about the way news is presented now. I remember finding the stories from Jordan, Ukraine and Iraq (and other parts of the world) far more potent and real through the quotes and photos provided on the blog “Humans of New York” than I did by the the documentation in the news- especially the stories through the perspective of children. Happy New Year! Hope you enjoy the reprieve! Jubilant cheers to you,

    smiling toad

    1. Just got back and see that there has been some terrible news over the last month – fortunately I missed most of it.
      Has its advantages ignoring the MSN sometimes, I am sure they will have had a field day !
      Hope you have started the New Year in a happy frame of mind and may it continue.
      David.

      N

  2. Merry Christmas and happy new year! “¡Feliz Navidad y prospero Año Nuevo!” from Spain… We´ll be waiting for your retourn… 🙂

  3. The world have changed since Stanley Kubrick, for good and bad, we should celebrate the good and fight the really bad. Thanks, and best wishes & enjyou your holiday!

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