Communicator (communicator) wrote,
Communicator
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2008-9

Like so many of you, judging by the posts, we ended 2008 feeling a bit stunned, a bit sad. There have been good things in the last 12 months, both personally, and in the big world (Obama I suppose the best of these). But the overall feeling of the year is that one has been dealt a heavy blow, and whether one will ever quite recover is still in grave doubt.

The fact remains that our civilisation is based utterly on a resource which is running out. Yet for myself and my family I remain quite optimistic. But I can't help thinking that the individual Anasazi and Maya and no doubt the final Romans remained personally optimistic in the last weekends before their cities fell.

I don't often recount dreams but last night I dreamed I saw a baby lying on the ground, dying. I thought it was not saveable, but I gave it some water to drink, and it sprung back to life and began laughing and crawling about happily. Hopefully a new year omen.
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