Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Winter Solstice

Thanks so much for reading KennyK this year. Thanks for your attention, consideration and comments. Writing this blog is one of the highlights of my day, every day. The incredible feedback, whether it's an email, twitter, blog comment or discussion over a pint, is a big part of what makes this worth doing. The second component that makes it worth it are the moments I now reserve for self reflection and articulation.

The combination of feedback, self reflection and articulation is making me smarter...much smarter. In fact, right now, I'm learning at a pace that is far quicker than at any other time in my life and that makes me very happy. And I owe it all to you and this blog. Thanks. I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2009 and I'll see you again on the 5th of January as I'll be vacationing in Donner with the family until then. I'll leave you with a song, a picture and a memory.

First, the song. It's called Post-War by M. Ward. I love the laziness of the melody and the lyrics mean something to me. Mostly, it's just a beautiful song from one of my favorites artists.

Now, the picture. It's titled Winter Solstice, it's by Chrissl12 and it's beautiful.

Finally, a memory: While at Kellogg, my friend Lisa Sweet ran a little experiment and asked me to cut out pictures that meant something to me. I went through magazines, newspapers and old photos. When we sifted through my selections, the recurring themes were friendship, fun, love and relaxation. It was a nice conversation that brought up wonderful memories. As I got up to leave a few hours later, Lisa said, "You know, every one of those pictures has water in it."

Incredibly, she was right. In that moment, she taught me something about my fundamental view of everything important to me. Those observations are some of the nicest things we can do for each other.