2009: An End and a Beginning

"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
- T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

2009, I barely knew you. At this time last year, I was preparing for my impending move to Argentina and saying goodbyes to friends and family. Just two months later, on March 1st, I touched down in Buenos Aires, and life hasn't been the same since. The tremendous adjustment entailed by conducting my life within the boundaries of a new culture, a different language, and a markedly-changed lifestyle seems to have blurred the passage of time. Yes, it's 2010, but frankly I'm not sure how I got here (or maybe that's a side effect of last night's champagne?).

Thankfully, I feel comfortable with my place in the universe, or at least, this tiny corner of Argentina. I'm hoping the same for all of you, wherever you call home. Peace, love and blessings to all in 2010.

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