"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."
Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors and because he has such a wonderful voice, I love to listen to him read his books. I can hear him saying the phrase above. Just as Kym did, I saw this quote and knew he was speaking to me. I know I'll read many fine books and kiss someone who thinks I'm wonderful and, some how or other, I know I'll make art, but what I really want to do is surprise myself and live with some "good madness".
I'd also like to simplify more, move more, notice more and realize more. If I had to pick a word for 2013 it would be "more". Not more stuff, more food, more of what is tangible, but more of what is truly the love of living.