Archive for December of 2006
December 27, 2006
Between the Years
Right now we're all in that No-Man's-Land of time that the Germans call "between the years", cold and dark days of suspended animation between the Christmas and New Year's holidays, with the presents unwrapped but the champagne bottles still corked, the old year essentially gone but the new year not yet arrived. I feel like I'm floating somewhere outside of the universe, with no worries or pressures waiting for me when I get back in. I had forgotten what that feels like.
Today I was walking down the Schulterblatt, just getting some shopping done, when it dawned on me that I was in a good mood. And it wasn't because some software I designed passed an acceptance test, or because I had gotten a bonus, or because I just had a stiff drink, or because some girl smiled at me, or because I had a good workout or had been to a good concert or had spent the day playing with my kids. I just felt good, for no particular reason at all. Just for the hell of it.
Today I didn't wear a watch for most of the day, and I didn't know what time it was. I still don't know what day of the week it is. And I don't care. My vision of paradise.