Monday, December 31, 2018

I say goodbye and hello

A year is gone. Looking back is a blur. If it weren't for some pictures on my phone, some scribbles in my journal, and a thread-thin scar on my left knee I'm not sure I would know where it went.

Maybe that's as it should be. I'm not sure it pays to look back or forward. Maybe the important thing is to be here now – and make the best of that.

This much I know for sure:
Jilda and I played more performances in 2018 than we've ever played
We wrote songs
I read 30 books
I spent my first night in a hospital bed 
We've made new friends
And we lost one of our dearest friends this year

As this year dwindles down, I will say goodbye. And I welcome the New Year. May it bring us all peace and joy.


  1. Peace and joy sound like most excellent things to wish for.

  2. 2019 has a nice ring to it. Best to both of you--

  3. I must say that is a great capsule view of 2018. I admire you ability to be conservative with words and still get a big point across.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and the pretty Jilda.

    Sherry & jacki

  4. Thank you Rick for a year of your life snippets - a pleasure to read each post and learn too.

  5. Anonymous12:48 AM

    Happy New Year to you & yours!!

  6. Happy New Year!!!

  7. 2019? I'm going to have to order more checks.

  8. Longing; uncertainty, too. As you said, the best time is to BE HERE now. Happy New Year!

  9. We should look backward and forward keeping in mind to live in the present.

  10. Merhabalar,sizi yeni keşif ettim.
    Blogunuzu sevdim.
    Takip ve izlemeye aldım.
    Bana da beklerim.(tariflimutfak-sibelinyemekleri).
    Mutlu yıllar

  11. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the Best in 2019.
    It's hard to believe we made it to 19 years passed Dooms Day.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and supporting me.
    Hugs, Julia

  12. 2019 is here and going to be a good year for all of us

  13. Happy New Year Rick! I hope it's another great one for you and Jilda..minus any hospital stays!


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