In two weeks I shall be a year older.
Two thousand twelve was a water dragon year, and 2013 is a water snake year. The following description of the color for 2013 is from hanban.com:
The colour of the 2013 year of Snake is Black. Black color is the Space, Arctic night, darkness on the Abyss, this is a color of deep waters. The Black Snake will bring people unexpected changes, instability, and changeability. That is why it is important in the year of Snake to plan everything beforehand, and evaluate adequately before taking any actions. You need to be more careful and cautious than ever.
Looking back on the past six months, I see that I could have planned my work more cautiously and carefully and that my failure to do so complicated things. What happens after an initial failure to plan is that little problems appear, and trying to address these diffuses the project focus. A project needs to stay unified in order for quality to be uniform throughout.
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I have a list of things I want to write about in this blog. I need to return to Mr. Tuan's autobiography—to two things in particular: his description of his withdrawal from society after a colleague fails to help him in a time of need; and his attraction to, and retreat from, things of beauty. I also want to write about "Lifelike," Joan Acocella's review of puppet shows in NYC, and compare poetry to puppetry.