Tuesday, December 30, 2003...because they are so damned hard to keep. If a resolution is worth keeping, I think it's worth doing no matter what time of year it is. As if the fact of tacking up a new calendar should be motivation to keep a promise.
It's like the old Yiddish joke about the town mohel's odd storefront decoration: a bare window, with only a clock. When asked why he kept a clock in his front window, the mohel replies, "well, what should I put there?" Good question.
Anyway, here goes my list of non-resolutions for 2004.
- I would like to learn how to play chess.
- I would like to vacation overseas. Where? Who cares? It's vacation!!
- I would like to stay in better touch with family and friends, because none of us has an infinite number of trips around the sun.
- I would like to read The Lord of the Rings cover-to-cover. I've seen the movie.
- I'd like to try ice skating, because there's a lovely rink outside my office window.
- I want to learn how to use Cascading Style Sheets. No, they are not an upscale laundry product.
- I would like to get back into doing yoga, before my back gets done in.
- I want to try making a homemade haggis. The alternative? Buying one.
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit.