Also, to less fanfare than other events on this particular date, it happens to be my birthday. Thank you - thank you!
Birthdays are strange as one gets older because, naturally, one grows older and closer to....well, uh...
It can also be a time to look back and visualize where one has come from and where that winding and sometimes unpaved road ahead may lead. Looking back is a lot like visiting the Dr.'s office. It's a place you sometimes have to go, but definitely not a place to set up shop and hang out. Necessity demands on occasion, that valuable lessons be (or should be) learned from the realization of our past mistakes and of course, hopefully avoid future pitfalls from the wisdom we've acquired.
Learning from the past is an excellent prescription for the future. I've made mistakes - like most - and have tried take those failures and turn them into stepping stones on that path ahead. For in the past tense remains the bones and ghosts of missed opportunities, harsh words spoken in anger, and maybe even a few tears that went unnoticed except for the person who shed them. It's good to leave them there and not dwell on them, but rather use their memories as the fuel to do better, try harder, and rise up when even you think you cannot get up once more.
2014 promises to be a big year for me. My dream of Walker's Vale, the film is in the beginning stages of development. The Journal of Ezekiel Walker, which is the prequel to Walker's Vale will be released in print and e-book and will shed a lot of insight into the eerie beginning of this small, strange town. It's also going to be a big year because I will try harder, rise up, and learn from my mistakes. With an invisible hand, reaching from the heavens and holding fast to mine - each step of the way, there's no way I can fail.
Happy Birthday to me!