What better way to greet the new year than to enjoy a sunny day of powder skiing at Ski Santa Fe?
The first day of the year is always a time of introspection for me, when I formulate unexpressed mental resolutions for life improvements.
I find it very propaedeutic to clear the brain-slate before embarking into new year ruminations. And skiing does just that for me. Nothing resets my mind better than letting gravity do its thing across white gradients, with bursts of intense physical and mental presence, followed by meditative ascents in a panoramic chair.
The start of the New Year is traditionally a time to look at the stars for inspiration and soothsaying, no matter what calendar you go by. Apparently, the 52nd year of my life is also the 6th year of my numerological cycle, and soon it will be the fourth year since the last Year of the Ox in the chinese calendar, just as all of humanity enters the 14th baktun of the Mayan long count... A lot to digest!
Regardless of the predictions, I will continue to take life one day at a time... and today was by far best day yet this year so far.
The diviners seem to hint at many more good days in the year ahead for this leonine ox.
I have a good feeling about 2013, somehow. I hope you do too.
I wish that the whole world will become more antifragile this year.
My personal antifragility resolution is to stop smoking (again) and thus be a model for Nick and Cino. I have other less mundane resolutions than this trite (but true) one as I am sure you all do as well.
Let all our resolutions come to pass!