Well, apparently I have started the new year by taking complete leave of my senses: I just created a new blog. This at a time when I am questioning the wisdom of attempting to maintain any online presence whatsoever. On my official List of Things to Think About in the New Year appears the following action item:
think about letting go of websites and blogs and podcasts and maybe even
Thus, starting a brand-new blog makes, um, no sense whatsoever.
Some things just make me happy. Simple little things like a new bar of soap or a flower or a snippet of overheard conversation. Maybe hearing a song on the radio I'd forgotten I knew the words to. A cartoon, a rock, a shadow. I don't know. I like to take photographs and I like to write a few words (okay, sometimes a lot of words) about the things I take pictures of. I guess I felt the need for a special place to put this kind of stuff.
Oh, and I dreamed up a great many intriguing and clever ideas for the title of this new blog but they'd all already been taken, so in the end I settled on Nita Lou Recommends.
Make of it what you will. As for me, I'm completely baffled--but smitten.
Happy new year, everyone.
It's a new year, it's a new day
Won't you wake up and celebrate
--"Wake Up and Celebrate"
(aka the very first song I wrote this year)