Icy days here, but the cats are keeping me warm. Resolution is a scary word, but come the new year I try to come up with one or two things to work on. Last year is was be brave and be a better friend. I'm sticking with those and adding be kind and try new things.
On New Years Eve at First Night Boston I tried a few things that weren't completely new, but close enough. I drank a hot toddy, went to a Japanese anime film and a poetry slam.
I don't ever need to have another toddy, except for the fact that I get to say the word toddy, but I am intrigued by anime. My only previous experience was Princess Mononoke, a wonderful film, featuring the brave princess of the forests, but there's much more to anime, and I may check out Anime Boston this spring.
As for poetry slams. I've been to many poetry readings, but never a live slam until Monday. A year or two ago, on Luke's recommendation I watched Brave (there's that word again) New Voices, a documentary about the national Youth Poetry Slam Competition
and was enthralled, moved and inspired. (A powerful poem from it in this video, and you can see this year's finals here), The one I attended on First Night was a blast. The National Poetry Slam is in Boston this summer and I'm going to find a way to get involved.
Now I need to try some completely new things. If I do, I promise I'll tell you. How's the new year treating you?