2013...seemed so far in the future. Heck I remember reading the book, 1984, and that seemed eons away. Then 2000 loomed ahead, but that was a date reserved only for adventures in fantasy with super rockets traveling from city to city instead of trains and planes. Lives of luxury and space age convenience were what I planned to enjoy in 2000. Instead we got a lot of hype about how the banks and governments would be demolished when the hands of the clock stood northward and the bells rang in 2000. Huh. Pretty anti-climactic, I'd say. Not much different from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000. Oh, except remembering to write/type 2000 instead of 1999.
Now what do I picture 2013 to be? I guess I am more practical. I have pretty much given up taking a super rocket from Michigan to Florida in my lifetime. I do count a microwave, HDTV, and the Internet though as some of my space age conveniences come true.
When I was a girl cleaning up the burnt on macaroni and cheese pan, I dreamed of having cookware that would not allow food to stick to it. That came true with Teflon.
I also dreamed of having a movie theater in my house because I love movies. And now with Netflix, that dream has come true too.
Maybe in 2013 we can work on peace on earth, stamping out hunger, knocking out diseases, and providing fresh water to all people. Now realizing those dreams could ring in a truly jubilant new year!
Wishing you all the best in 2013!!