This is my second and final blog for this month of December. I haven’t been short on inspiration. I have had ideas concerning lots of things from accountability to being in the moment to why Chippendale chose to publish his groundbreaking “Director” to the contrary nature of human beings. Religion and politics are always subjects I can write about, but I think they are covered. I could bloviate about the NY Times, but that is also senseless. Thank God for Will Shortz and Gail Collins who provide leisure and levity.
Of course, I could blame my inertia on the lunar eclipse. I woke up at 2:30 on the morning of the eclipse and did not remember it was on. Was it my reason for waking up? I wasn’t particularly excited by it, not because it isn’t beautiful and dramatic, but more because I see such natural phenomena as inevitable, a little bit like birthdays. Terribly blase on my part, and if I were an astronomer reading this, I might just think, this guy is jaded. But I am an antiques dealer and millions of people aren’t in the least interested in what I do. To each his own.
It was an interesting year for me. I met some great new clients and one old client has been, as usual, fantastic. All the people that have aided and abetted me in my passion over the years are remembered by me. I embrace them all and thank them for their support. This is an extraordinary business with great people, clients, restorers, movers, show promoters and much more. And then I get to handle some of the most beautiful objects on earth. Believe me, there is no business I would rather be in.