A recently stumbled upon new to me quote I like very much:
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life.” -Jon Blais
Despite spending the evening of Jan 1, 2014 scrambling for alternate flights home, we started the first day of the new year on a Ferris wheel. Why not right?
New Year's Eve brought multiple grand fireworks displays over the Mediterranean. And New Year's day surprised us with the number of shops that opened. We expected a ghost town but were not going to complain about being able to buy morning pastries from our favourite boulangerie.