Chris pointed me at this 72 Seasons app. It's the least appy app you could imagine, more like an intermittently released PDF, but maybe that's why it makes me happy. Occasionally it reminds you that you're entering one of Japan's 72 microseasons and that there's a new food, animal, flower, haiku etc to read a bit about. They all have good names too - yesterday we entered Season One, the start of a new year - East Wind Melts The Ice.
I've been looking for a new periodicity for this blog too. I wrote a post every day in 2015 and I enjoyed the discipline of that but most of them were just a picture or a postcard, there wasn't much actual writing. But, if I don't have deadlines I don't do anything*. So, now I've decided to follow the 72 seasons and write a new post every time the app tells me it's Mist Starts To Linger or Plums Turn Yellow or something.
So, this is that, my first season for 2016 - Resolutions Have Failed. Happy New Year.
*And, if I do have deadlines, I don't do anything either. In fact I'm writing this as a way of avoiding another deadline I curently have.