If it hadn't taken about ten minutes to persuade this dozy old laptop to switch on and function, this entry would have begun with the words I had waiting on my fingertips - 'So many new beginnings'.
So many new beginnings, so many reports of new beginnings, and so much of a sense of movement. Decisions made, decisions unmade and remade, but above all - so often the small thing is the big thing - first steps actually taken. Not 'so many' first steps, because you only need one, but you can build a whole journey on a first step taken, in a way that you can't build it on time spent searching the maps for a route.
We're talking here - aren't we? - about the kind of journey that is best taken - no, not without maps, but with the maps not taken too seriously. We're here, aren't we, and we're going in roughly that direction, but the squiggly coloured lines, the colours and the contours, aren't really much good as a representation of the path ahead. Not when you have the scenery, the weather, the sun or the stars in their places. On this journey, use the reality provided.
You can stand still for a long time, and we'll wait for you, because we do, but there comes a moment when the restorative thing is no longer to rest, but to take your first step. Is it today?