Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
This month has been a blur to me for several reasons: work, which seems to be changing at a rapid rate; school, which wrapped up last week with a huge bang (that being my head against my desk in rapid succession); and just life in general, which continues to be an adventure taking me in unexpected directions. Fortunately, the holidays not only bring time to celebrate, but also time to reflect, and that is what I am finding myself doing now. 2009 was supposed to be this remarkably rejuvenating year, and while there were some highlights and new experiences (London, grad school, and new love, to name a few), those perks were accompanied by some pretty intense adversities. Let’s just say that these are best left unsaid, as it only perpetuates the negative energy.
One thing that I feel has suffered as a result has been the musical experience. No matter how much we would like to think that music is a casual hobby, for those who really love the full experience, it can be a lot of work. Searching out new music, listening to it multiple times and processing it in my head is something I take seriously, and it is also something I haven’t been able to do as much as I would like in 2009.
Having said all of this, I am in the process of wrapping up the year not only in my head, but also for my blog. In the next couple of days, you will see my top CDs and top singles. There are several blogs that have done the decade wrap-up, but I don’t think I will be going there, except for a personal summary sometime in the near future. If you want a great recap of the decade in CDs, check out ww_adh’s top 100.