The last day has passed.
The new beginning anticipated.
A time of reflection
Of successes and failures.
It seemed so far away,
The sands of time just slipped away.
A future is perceived
Filled with accomplishments.
It’s nearness searing
Past memories and hopes into memories.
Originally written: January 1, 1999
The new year has arrived and I was reflecting on what happened in past years
as a new year began. This year was not so different from other years. Yet,
this was the last year before 2000. There were the worries and concerns about
a lot of things working in the year 2000. There were dire warnings and media
added to our anxiety. I wonder if they really acquired additional customers
because of their coverage? Did they sell more advertising on TV? I personally,
do not think they did. In our house and our jobs problems were non-event. I
hope it was the same in your homes and jobs as well.
There are moments in time when reading mass media I pause and wonder if the
They are doing a proper job in their reporting. It seems bad events or happenings
are reported more often and good news items do not have the same frequency of
reporting. News items that drive anxiety up seem to get published more often than
good news. Maybe I am wrong. I just wonder what others think.