2004 was not a good year. In fact, it was, overall, a very shitty year. Between the multiple deaths in the family at the start of the year, the early termination of the project that provided my income, and the numerous other kicks (some large, some small) to myself and my sense of self it was a very bad year indeed.
However, I don't want to get caught in the trap of obsessing over the negatives that cannot be changed at this point. To say that it was all bad would be very incorrect and a disservice as well.
There were a few bright spots — a few windows of happiness. Some of them turned out just to set me up for more crap later in the year. Others were transitory moments of happiness caused by circumstance; enjoyed for their own sake and not mourned for their passing.
And there were a very precious few events that have enriched me; people who care, places where I'm comfortable and even welcomed. Perhaps seeds for better things in the future.
Maybe. I'll let you know next year.
Happy New Year, everyone. May it be better than this one was.
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