I am a humanist. My life has become one year shorter. The elegies for 2010 mostly depress but serve to increase my resolve to further develop my self in humanist philosophy.
I love mankind, womankind – or to simplify, humankind. At its best, it gives life meaning and measure. At its worst, it identifies the potential for enrichment. In particular I hold great confidence in young people. They will demand reason from a world where antique notions stubbornly cling to the edge of the abyss with obstinate fingernails.
I will divine cells of Hope to populate my veins, to proliferate in my heart and to polish the patina of my aura for the approaching year. This may or may not ameliorate a finer humanness in myself and those I reach out to, but I will have the satisfaction of knowing that even in the worst eventuality, Hope always dies last.
I invite you to make this a happy new year.