But I don't often do well with resolutions:
I will spend more time with friends and family
I will spend more quiet time in my studio.
I will take my work more seriously
I will laugh more often.
I will post more regularly on my blog
I will spend less time on the computer and more time on my work.
I will believe in myself
I will question myself.
I could go on. My resolutions often take the form of paradoxes and I become like someone trying to walk in two directions at once. But no matter how absurd or antithetical the two parts of a paradox become, according to the classic definition of the word, it can suggest a truth. And so perhaps my best resolutions on this snowy second of January 2014 are not to ignore all the contradictions and seeming impossibilities of my life but to see where they can lead me--and to keep the bird feeder filled.
Happy New Year!