What Happens to a New Years Resolution Deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
I surely hope you know the rest of this poem and that I don’t need to provide a citation, but just in case, I’m clearly riffing off of Langston Hughes’ “A Raisin in the Sun.” Hughes’ classic came to mind as I was reviewing my progress thus far and looking back to see which of this year’s resolutions had fallen by the wayside. One resolution that hasn’t fared well was my conviction to reading two books a month. After getting off to a flying start by reading three in January, it’s been downhill ever since. In fact, those three may be the only three I have read thus far. I’m about a quarter of the way through February’s selections and March’s selections haunt me from the edge of the bookshelf. Rather than continuing on with this downward spiral, I’m hoping that by going public with this shortcoming, I’ll be reinvigorated to push through this malaise and follow through on this resolution….
Wish me luck….
In the meantime, check out some of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ encounters with Pride and Prejudice http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2011/04/we-have-seen-the-best-of-our-time/73364/