I guess if you're a superstitious person, the year 2013 is not going to bode well for you. There is that 13 in it, after all. Unlike any large hotel, we can't pretend 13 doesn't exist......not for 365 days.
Fortunately, for me, 13 is one of my favorite numbers so I'm expecting a good year. I also realized that this is the first year I've ever been alive that has ended in a 13. I'm happy about that. I won on roulette in Nassau, Bahamas, betting on 13 twice in a row. I always play 13 on roulette on any Friday the 13th, with remarkably consistent good luck.
I like 13. A baker's dozen, and I am a baker, once in awhile. Mostly, a baker's dozen is exactly how many I eat of anything particularly savory. I need to lose exactly 13 pounds.
Let's hope 2013 is a phenomenal year. To hell with fiscal cliffs, the NRA (No Rational Argument), televangelists, tea party bags, politics and large corporations. 2013 is the year of people who believe in very little, which sums me up in a nutshell. What we do believe in is so fantastical that the beliefs can't even be considered rational. I hope 2013 turns everything upside down; and I believe that this is exactly what the Mayans were predicting.
Let's forget about the way we were, and concentrate on the way we want to be. For me, its living in a just and poetic world.