2008 is almost over, for myself (and many others, perhaps) the New Year can't begin soon enough. In 2008 many old certainties crumbled and assumptions once held true were exposed as cruel falsehoods, what once appeared solid, predictable and 'bankable' turned out out to be as ephemeral as melting snow.
All things must pass (Melting Snow) from JG on Vimeo.
Could this clip be a metaphor for?:
- My long term job prospects
- The value of my 401k
- Opportunities in Vermont -- ugly news & rumors swirl of forthcoming layoffs at the state's largest employers, including the state government itself (except for PR flacks serving the governor)
I can't see what 2009 will bring, but one consequence of the present situation and uncertainty (the one certainty being, that there are few 'conventional' opportunities available) is that I find myself living with a permanent state of queasiness, almost akin to nausea, and that sometimes the very act of unlocking the door to my small and not extravagant condominium (with its mortgage) sometimes sets off a fear reaction in my nervous system, an unpleasant prickly sensation. It's not the most pleasant way to live.