What a year it has been

As I return to this notebook, or collection of musings, I find that everything has changed. Not in the dramatic way of everything has changed but in the rather more subtle way of everything has changed.

A shift in the way we see ourselves and the societies we are in.

The day before yesterday I celebrated my 49th birthday, and I reflected on what I would like to do with my life in general going forward. And one of the things I would really like to do is to write more, simply because writing is thinking. I do write a fair bit in my day job, but that writing is often concentrated on the issues and challenges facing the tech industry in different ways – albeit from a futures studies standpoint – and so not something that I can always share.

But what I would like to do is to write more widely, think through things and develop this as a commonplace book, a Zibaldone. A place to collect thoughts and find over time if there are patterns in them, ideas, stories, theories – a good example is HP Lovecrafts collection of story ideas, sketching other uncharted parts of the Mythos.

So – a commitment to write, then. We will see how that goes.