2013 was the year I got serious about weightlifting, shot a gun for the first time, took my first private writing retreat, visited Poland, Greece, Spain and Denmark for the first time, saw Einstein on the Beach live, cried in a movie theatre not because of the movie, forgave myself, forgave others, made some new friends, reconnected with some old friends, started smoking again, switched to e-cigarettes, quit Facebook for good, started buying better wine, went to the Venice Biennale, tried to learn Dutch, went to Paris and didn’t go to a single art museum, tried to figure out what love is, ate many beautiful meals in many different cities, hosted a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner at my home, decided not to employ unpaid interns on my curating website anymore, took the very early morning train back home after a late night in Rotterdam a few times, started shooting real film again, started (sporadically) meditating, felt physical and emotional pain, felt joy, worked hard, and decided to make art again.
The year of PANTONE 17-5641, Emerald.
The year of the Water Snake.
The international year of Statistics.
The Centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten.
The Centenary of the Tour de France.
The UN International year of Water Cooperation.
The European year of Citizens.
The year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth.
The planned launch year of India’s unmanned mission to Mars.