“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
I have always believed that on New Year’s Day, I must do something that I have never done before. Beginnings have a mystical energy that motivate me to set aside whatever I am doing to consider a different path or a specific challenge.
This year was no different.
In the early hours of January 1, 2015, I learned how to borrow e-books from the Vancouver Public Library. While it may seem rather obvious to the tech savvy, this was no ordinary task, especially since I wanted to link the download to my computer, iPhone and iPad. I was on my own. The library doors were closed for New Years. I am now the proud recipient of two library books. The best news is that I will never have a late library book. It seems that on the last day, the book vanishes from my bookshelf. Imagine!
I find that the thrill of success encourages a spirit of recklessness, as I soon found out when I stopped by Reading Interrupted a few minutes later and committed to reading Dante Alighieri this year. Here is my rash statement: “Gulp!! I am going to take on a huge challenge! “Remember tonight…for it is the beginning of always.” Dante Alighieri. My Italian is rudimentary but nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
When I say my Italian is rudimentary, I mean basic level!!
And yet, I think I will take Meister Eckhart’s advice and “trust the magic of beginnings.”