Instead of going into what I want to achieve the coming year I am looking back to see what mattered for me in the passing year. I have no idea where I will be living and what I will be doing in 2008 but thanks to 2007 I have a better idea how which for me these days actually matter more.
I don’t like labels but here comes – my mosts of the year 2007:
Amazing city of the year: Stockholm is the city that has amazed me most this passing year and I am glad I gave myself another chance with Sweden for at least a while.
The most courageous act of the year: Getting a tattoo. Not as a decoration to show off but rather as a rite of passage that would mark a spiritual change. Three hours of pain but a very good exercise in staying in the moment and seeing what comes. Even pain is never the same.
The most surprising project of the year: Getting a tattoo.
The most healthy project of the year: letting go of an attachment to an unhealthy relationship.
I-am-glad-I-did of the year: the Buddhist meditation, yoga, bonsai.
Coolest art expo of the year: Pipilotti Rist’s video expo “Gravity, be my friend” at Magasin 3, Stockholm.
Artist of the year: Sally Mann
Band of the year: CocoRosie
The most listened to band of the year: I never seem to get tired of Sigur Rós and their Glósóli. Love the video, too.
The most memorable performance of the year: Amjad by La La La Human steps from Montreal, at Dansens Hus in Stockholm, during their world tour.
Untouched by: Face Book
Disappointment of the year: Uppsala police
Headache of the year: global warming and what I can do to make things better (irrespective of what others might or might not do).
Outside my window I can see a lawn with green grass on the New Year’s Eve in the middle part of Sweden! The banana flies are shocked to find themselves alive and, confused, seem to be looking for ways to kill themselves.
The most significant book of the year:
Finally, a wish and a practical advice to myself in the next year, borrowed from Ummon:
When walking just walk,
When sitting just sit,
Above all, don’t wobble.
Get lost, but please don’t wobble! 🙂