Monday, January 21, 2013

Measure of a year

The topic for this week is what is:  In "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent," they ask "How do you measure a year?" Throughout the song, they list the ways in which one might do so. ("In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee...") Talk about how YOU measure a year.

There are many "years" in my life, there is the new school year, the Jewish new year, the secular new year, the fiscal year, the anniversary of many different events.  There are many different points where things begin and end that can be used to mark time.

The objective is generally to make the next year better than the last.  We want this school year to be measured more by success than by phone calls to/from the principal.  It is great when prizes come home to fill my fridge.

 We hope that the new fiscal year brings another year of job security.  Perhaps a raise and a promotion?  But, we hope for another year of employment.
One of the key messages during the high holidays, is to try and improve and make the world a better place.  Everyday is a chance to make different choices and try and do things better.  To improve the world.  I don't really think about the marking of time in terms of beginnings and ending (well except when ending means saying buh-bye to the ah principal), I think about each day as the opportunity to make better choices and do things better.
Want to see what the other Ladies measure? Check them out at: Froggie, Momarock, and Merrylandgirl

1 comment:

  1. Interesting interpretation. Wishing you lots of success for yourself and your family!