Some of you may know that this past year was distinguished for me by my decision to return to school. I am currently doing my MA and am looking at Failure. The first term was marked by an incredible amount of previously unknowns making themselves known to me. This occurred both within and without the Academy.

In honour of this, I leave a poem that was sent to me by a woman I have yet to meet. She was inspired by my having a website dedicated to failure. When my friend in common told her of my site she apparently spontaneously came forth with this poem.

Fittingly it comes from a poet who I was also previously unfamiliar with:

Last night I dreamt
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from all my old failures.

-Antonio Machado

And so with this I wish you all the honeycomb each of your hearts can handle for 2012. 

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