By James Wadman
I watched this year as many events unfolded that proved our world has an absence of love. However, I am left with hope as the year comes to an end. I want to remind everyone that our love is not suppressed, for I have always believed that the ceiling of love is the stars, utterly intangible and infinite. In this absence is only an open, empty space, and filling that space is a choice we need to make in 2017. A better world is possible and it begins with meaningful personal interactions. It begins with genuine “how are you?”’s, engaging in meaningful conversations, and listening to different points of view, taking a moment before reposting and spreading hate, looking forward to the future and finding happiness in the smaller moments of the present. It begins with you and me becoming us, and the world becoming one.
It seems like only yesterday I was writing a post about looking back on 2015. Now it is time to say goodbye to another year with a little bit more experience and wisdom. The highlights of my year here on this blog revolve around the completion of a few projects. Here are some of the most notable things we talked about here:
- My novel Diamondis, which reached its completion in mid-2016 and now is being set for release
- You can now also visit my new Diamondis page on my home website
- The re-release of my 2015 song, Midnight Sun, equipped fully with a brand new video.
- An in-depth discussion on artificial intelligence now and in the future
- The introduction of the occasional Visual Feature, to pair with my instagram photography and edits.
- And, of course, some existential musings and some dreams
I look forward to 2017 being a year where I get to release a lot of new material that has been in development for quite a while now. Thank you to everyone who still keeps up with me after all these years of writing on my blog. The last bit of wisdom I will part with is a message I wrote at the end of last year: When you ask a question, you must be prepared to face an answer that comes along with many more questions. It is easy to settle for uncertainty, wondering only “if” and not “when” in pursuit of your ambitions. The more questions you ask, the more ominous the immediate future became but also that the treasure just beyond the horizon is worth the journey. Pursue an answer to the questions in your life, especially those that will bring you closer to your passions, your dreams, and to those you love.
Bye for now!