I've heard said that life is an illusion. It probably isn't, if only because reality, when it bites, bites like an existent bitch.
Still, fact is, we live in our minds. And with the recent mental illness of a distant friend, I've realized how fragile this state of affairs is. We are hopeful for our friend's recovery, but I bring this up to note what a frighteningly thin line it is between daylight and darkness.
Without a healthy mind, the things worth living for - Love, Art, Cuisine - are lost to us, their objective reality notwithstanding.
So let's celebrate that we are - though precariously so - on the right side of that line, let's hold our loved ones close and our demons at bay.
Have an equanimous New Year