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Thursday, December 31, 2009

yesterday, goodbye

Of course that is not the lyrics to a Chorus Line's What I Did for Love but that's how I remember this song. It's one of the downfalls of public education, I suppose. Mrs. Potter taught me a repertoire of songs in the 70s, sappy ballads that I didn't understand but who can really resist belting out: Goodbye Michelle, it's hard to die. When all the bird are singing in. the. sky? I certainly can't.


Look! I brought you some jazz hands. You're welcome.

2009 was sweet and joyful; heartbreaking and disappointing. If you'll bear with me - and feel free to gag at the sweet sentiments - I've come to the place of knowing that if I was sad for a time this year, it's because I opened myself up and cared deeply for other people. I was engaged. And as painful as it was, I would do it again. I won't shut down. I won't let it shrink my world.

So, farewell to 2009. I'm ready to put her to bed and flirt with new opportunities.

Happy New Year, dear friends.

8 comments:

Madge said...

Happy New Year to you too. And here's to staying open and letting people in.... even when it hurts.

Professor J said...

Happy New Year to you, Lisa. I am hoping for great things for both of us in 2010!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Sappy is good - I went down a similar path myself ;)

It's been a pleasure getting to know you this year - looking forward to more of the same in 2010.

Happy new year!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Dearest Lisa,

As Virgil noted, omnia vincit amor!

You have such a big heart. I'm glad you've decided to keep flirting, even though it risks sadness sometimes. As Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, "Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."

Can you tell I'm in a quote-y mood?

See you tonight!
XO
H

flutter said...

and to you, sweet girl

missburrows (Lia Hollander) said...

Hey there flirty girl!

Let's fill 2010 with more girly get togethers & lots of laughter!

JCK said...

Oh, my GOD, I totally forgot about Goodbye Michelle, it's hard to die. And I was a young teen when the song came out. *sigh* Oh, the schmaltz of the 70s....

Anonymous said...

It will be great to watch A Chorus Line,i have bought tickets from TicketFront.com looking forward to it.