Lost in Paradise by Evanescence is our last Friday traditio of 2011. The song is off the group's eponymous (i.e., self-titled) third album. "Evanescence" is that which evanesces, or dissipates like vapor. Time certainly dissipates like vapor. I have to say that this year is a year I am not sorry to see pass. It is a year that changed me more than any year I can think of going back a long way.
At least originally, "apocalypse" meant "to uncover." What has been revealed to me this year is the transitory nature of life, which is hardly a new or original discovery, I know. But more than that, what I have experienced is how much I long for what is not transitory, but that which lasts
I've been believing in something so distant/As if I was human/And I've been denying this feeling of hopelessness/In me...
It is not what I grasp abstractly, but what I learn through experience, that I really know and understand if not completely, then certainly better. Experience, after all, is the instrument for my human journey.
So, that's enough for one year. I'll catch you, dear reader, in 2012.