2K15 / by David Byrd-Marrow


What would we do without New Years?

I found myself mulling over the usual New Year's rituals this past week. The resolutions to lose weight, gain knowledge, treat others the way I'd like to be treated, treat myself better, eat less treats, etc. While considering which of these bowling pins of expectation I would hurl myself into this year, I thought about how nice it is even just to have this point of reflection. 

In a way Humans are just a collection of cycles. Breaths, blood circulation, blinking of the eyes. So it's only natural that we go macro with the whole concept, and highlight the trend in everything around us. 

I estimate that I've got about 18 New Years under my belt, at which I made conscious note of my existential circumstance. That makes me an adult on the subject, if just barely legal. Every time this time of year comes around, I find myself desiring similar things as the last. Don't worry, I won't list them, as they are usually just the garden variety, stock Hallmark card list of vanilla resolutions. If I ever needed an exhibit in defense of my normalcy, I could simply present my New Year's resolutions for the past two decades, and it would be the end of any dispute. Nothing to be ashamed of, if a bit unimaginative. 

That being said, I find it quite nice that once a year I can be fully reminded of these mundane, yet sturdy plans. It's like when you fly with the cape in Super Mario Bros. 3. Each year is like a little wind in your sail that helps you coast along. Why not once a month or week? It could only be helpful, right?


Good luck and all the best in 2015!