I was just looking at the entry I made on this day last year, to try to get an idea of what things were like then. It’s a long time ago however I measure it, but the thing I like about this blog here is that when I read that entry, I know how I felt back then. I hope that in a year’s time I can read this one and know again.
Went to see Enchanted at Tamworth cinema last night, with Suuz and Lizza and Jen and Mum. It was actually the loveliest film I think I’ve ever seen. Not the best, obviously, but it was witty and slightly thought-provoking and just made me very happy, which are three very big pluses for any film.
In about an hour we’re going over to the Gravestocks to get a takeaway and play silly games and see in the new year together. Just the same as always, really. Some things don’t ever change, this I know, and though I can hope like anything that next year I’ll be in as good a place as I am now, I can’t ever be sure of it. Not the way I can be sure that, next year, I will be just as welcome in Jen, B and Susannah’s house as I have been for all these years. It’s ironic that the most special aspect of friendship is also the reason I can undervalue it so easily.
Last year I found a university, performed in a musical, left school, went on holiday with friends for the first time, left home, lived by myself and met a lot of special people, a few very special. Almost everything about these changes was good. But I don’t want any more in 2008. This year I just want to hang onto all my old blessings.
The walls are shaking, I hear them sound the alarm
Glass is breaking so don’t let go of my arm
Grab your bags and a picture of where we met
All that we’ll leave behind and all that’s left
If everything we’ve got is blowing away
We’ve got a rock and a rock till our dying day
I’m holding on to you, holding on to me
Maybe it’s all we got, but it’s all I need