Twenty Twelve; Thirty One.

2012 is, roughly speaking, over.

It was equal parts sunset and surprise.20121213_090847

I learned about wishing. About wanting.20120720_220637

About flying high. Dana_Chopper_DSC02105

Crashing hard,20120812_211835

Burning mistakes.DSC01372

About the meaning of preparedness; about always being ready. 20121209_091530

About homecoming.
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But I couldn’t expect this; my expectations were too low.
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Blame that on a lot of things, most of all myself.T_Fire

But the flip side of blame is credit. I wear the marks to show it.
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Yes, I made this happen, a few hundred times.
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And this.
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And this.
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And this. birch2012-09-16-18.41.37-21

And this.
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And this.
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And this.
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And this.
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And this.
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And this.
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And this.
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And this.
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Yeah, I can claim credit for a lot of things. But what is the value of this –
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Without this?
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I thought I knew, but – I didn’t. Couldn’t.

I thought I knew about ties.20121115_105141

About family.
Family

About partnership.
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Not really. Turns out it was all better than I expected. Easier. Faster. Clearer.
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With enough lensing,
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enough vision,
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some dumb luck, and a sixth sick sense of enjoyment,Modelo

multiplied by endless
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choices,
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the messy, pricey bounty
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of
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the Big City
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we made a time20121223_202836

and a place20121223_202846

special to more than just us.
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Justice, self served, soft-served
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with a knife
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on ice
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and shared aims
Shooting

coming together
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over sunset.
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Parents.cec_rod_and_the_sea_IMG_20120614_213326

Sister, Nephews,
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Brothers,
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Friends,Eclipse

Inspirations,
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Muses,
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Yeah, Friends,
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It was great.
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Better than I expected. Deeper.
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Bigger hauls.Ben_20121116_113537

Better visuals.
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Smarter projects.
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Louder sounds.
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More saturated sunsets.
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Bigger love.
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Yes.

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10 Responses to Twenty Twelve; Thirty One.

  1. P-man says:

    Your end of the year posts are always a fun read. Cheers to the end of a great year!

  2. Sister says:

    Love!

  3. Cec Reetz says:

    An interesting amazing year for an interesting amazing fine young son!!

  4. Rod Reetz says:

    This is the joy we always prayed you would find. God bless you and Dana

  5. LadyMarleau says:

    Soooooo happy to see the inclusion of a lovely lady-partner in this yearly recap. Evermore and onward ‘O.
    xoxo

  6. K says:

    D- this is probably the most heartwarming post i’ve read on your blog. I cannot tell you how happy this made me to read! Happy new year old friend. Much love.

    -K

  7. Stan says:

    Dan and Dan, reading this always makes me so happy (and I come back to it often)! An amazing year, in which you found each other! No better match!

  8. scody says:

    Missed this the first time around — loved reading it just now. In the words of the immortal Ren & Stimpy: Happy Happy Joy Joy!

  9. Sue Petry says:

    I am so glad I was hanging out with friends and got this update. I hope we cross paths this summer. I will be in the LA area in late July/early August and would love to see you.

  10. danreetz says:

    Pretty sure I’ll be around. We’ll meet up.

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