Where did 2012 go? 364 days have already passed us by and suddenly its December 30, today, leaving just another 24 hours before we step into another dawn of the 21 century. For those living down under the time is even closer and may have already come to pass by the time this sermon is delivered and dissipated all around the tribe.
The present Mag-10 (upgraded from Mag-7 just a few days back) must sincerely appreciate the fact that we have been able to stay in close touch, on email ,and share, with great honor, respect, as well as some very positive, juicy, nostalgic, revealing, and hard hitting criticism, the trauma and treats of life, from knocking Abbots, fixing the World, to seeking the Company of the 72 Virgins upstairs, by hook or by crook.
Thirteen, some say, brings bad luck, especially in the developed world. Some hotels do not even have a Room #13, while some folks wont even move into a house with a #13 on the front door. Superstition and myth has always been rampant in the mystic orient but it also prevails very much in the hearts and minds of so called "emancipated" humans on this planet.
The mind is a strange creature that always delivers a concoction based on the ingredients it was originally fed with. Many of us rarely stop to look back and ponder what it may have been if we didnt have to come through the same road we already have. Would it have been smoother, sweeter, happy or sadder? Would we think and act in the same manner as we do, today? Would we believe in the same things we do now. Would we have food on the table?
In a changing world of technology, cyber space, Facebook, Microsoft, & Blacberry's, the need to try and establish who we are, what we are, why we are here, what we are doing, and where we may be going, becomes extremely valuable and pertinent.
"Never ventured, never won!", is the old adage that my grand pappy taught me in the 60's and it has proved extremely valuable to me throughout my life.
A big "Hallelujah!" to all for having kept the fire burning and helped to foster the valuable discourse we have been able to keep running, through hard fought views, and even throwing punches in the air.
Without all the thoughts and ideas that have been exchanged throughout this year, life would surely have been rather boring and tasteless for us, no doubt.
The humor, bouquets, brickbats, and bruhaha have also raised many interesting views, thoughts, and responses, throughout the year.
May 2013 see the continuation of this valuable Friendship and Camaraderie that started off more than half a century ago.
Happy New Year Mag-10!