The services have been conducted, the candles lit; the cookies have been baked, the dinners served; the presents have been unwrapped and Santa has handed over the reins for another year. All that anticipation and Christmas is gone in the blink of an eye.
In some ways, I just want to get the new year started already. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, don’t you know; I like to know what’s coming down the pike. To prepare. As I head into 2010, however, things are up in the air. There’s no way of knowing how it all will settle. It’s a bit disconcerting. Granted, as I look back on those years where I thought I knew what the year would hold, I knew nothing of the sort. Still, the illusion was nice. And so it is that I feel a bit like Kuzko from The Emperor’s New Groove:
Kuzco: Don’t tell me. We’re about to go over a huge waterfall.
Kuzco: Sharp rocks at the bottom?
Pacha: Most likely.
Kuzco: Bring it on.
On the other hand, maybe I’ll just keep Christmas going a bit longer. Maybe I’ll sip some hot cocoa, nibble cherry delights, wrap up in a warm blankey, and gaze at the Christmas lights. Just a little longer. Yes, I do believe that’s what I’ll do …