Wednesday, December 31, 2008

words fail me as 2008 ends.

the yin and yang of the 2008 to 2009 cusp seemed to require some comment. then the classic dickens, 'it was the best of times, etc.' popped into my mind. i factchecked my recollection and found the whole quote was more than worthy of repeat. so today i offer it followed by a wonderful youtube piece. together they speak to my thoughts and mixed emotions today.

'it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we are all going direct to heaven, we are all going the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities on its being received for good or evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.' Charles Dickens, the opening words of A Tale of Two Cities written in 1859 imagining the days of the french revolution some 70 years before.

New Lang Syne 2008 [Thank god It's Over]

Courtesy of Larry 'avguy' at filmstrips original:

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