Friday, January 2, 2009
Some people hold that how the New Year begins will be a precursor to how the rest of the year will progress. Wouldn’t we all like to know the future? Palm readers, horoscopes, tarot cards… the arcane attempts to tell the future seems endless. Sometimes the knowledge we seek is right in front of a plate of chicken tenders.
2008 ended with uncertainty. Throughout the day, emails were sent, calls were made, and texts were received… all in search of definitive New Year’s eve plans. Every year, Atlanta gives you house parties galore, but in this recession year, nothing seemed to pop off.
I had several close friends come in from North Carolina (Thomas, Courtney) and Mississippi (Wendy), ready to ring in the new year. We ended up going to church.
Watchnight Service at Tabernacle was good and after service ended, we ended up going to Dugan’s Sports Bar for wings and tenders. We waited with bated breath for news of parties or directions, but none came. AtlTrackBoi and Ajay went home. Mallory and Handsome went home. The rest of us just waited and ate and talked and laughed and then I had an idea how 2009 would develop.
While dipping tenders in ranch, I looked around at Wendy, Dee, Fee, Double Dees, and Parker and I realized, that while 2008 ended with uncertainty, 2009 began with what matters most… friends, laughter, and love. And I am certain that no matter what 2009 brings, it will still bring friends, laughter, and love.