A benefit of writing every day, and keeping a chronological record of what one has written, is the ability to look backward from year to year to annually check one’s state of mind.
This morning I looked back a year to 2014 and found that things haven’t changed so much. I still have the same wishes and dreams. The same obstacles confront me. I feel the same competing emotions. Though I do not feel that time stands still, certain elements of one’s personality seem to be etched in rock, impossible to change even with diamond-tipped drills and the passion to break that rock into a thousand pieces.
I looked back another year and found the same man who’s writing this post wrote a post on Christmas Day in 2013. How do I know he’s the same man? Well, here’s a brief excerpt from the post, which asked the question: “Why not make Mexican-Indian fusion sometime soon?” I responded to that question by suggesting some possibilities:
- lamb vindaloo tamales;
- chicken vindaloo tacos;
- tandoori carnitas;
- bhindi masala burritos;
- picadillo samosas;
- arroz con gobhi Manchurian (to really mix it up);
- baigan guisada;
- biryani con camarones.
I wish all who read this message, and all who don’t, a happy holiday season…a Merry Christmas…and I hope the upcoming year allows you to turn the rocks in your path into smooth sand. And, if you get hungry for something unusual, something spicy, something adventuresome, think of me, would you?