Monthly Archives: February 2014

Choosing a New Year’s Resolution

On New Years’ Eve, our deliberations about possible resolutions went something like this:

 

“Anne,” I said.  “I’m really having trouble coming up with one.  I think maybe I’m already perfect.”

 

“You’re not perfect, Ken.”

 

“Well, sometimes I’m deliberately not perfect so that I don’t bring down the wrath of the gods for vying with them for perfection.”

 

“You have nothing to fear from the gods on that score,” Anne said, sounding somewhat weary.

 

“Hmmmmm.”

 

“Here’s a resolution for you,” Anne said.  “Try to stop thinking you’re so perfect.”

 

“Wow! Great idea, Anne.  And just in time.  It’s midnight! Thank you.”

 

“You’re welcome. Happy New Year!  And I hope we hold onto our resolutions a little better this year.”

 

“That will be a piece of cake for someone like me,” I said.  “Uh oh.”