|A Carer’s New Year Resolutions
||[Jan. 4th, 2010|10:20 pm]
We bring in the new year with Paolo Nutini, and I have not been so impressed for decades. He is incredible - that wonderful fusion of mature judgment in a joyful young man. I smile and smile. It snows against a round pale moon, and my partner arrives with coal and whisky, bread and money to honour the tradition my father loved. Mother smiles into a new year. I look at my partner, who once looked thin, bendy, long-haired and part other as young Nutini does, and I am grateful for the past and the present.
Of course, the future is what resounds at this time of year. Predictions? Resolutions? I have both in my head. I like the sound of 2010: twenty-ten, like a child counting, or when mother says it will be five and twenty to the hour.
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