To all of you reading, happy new year! I don't know about you, but I love New Year's Eve. It oozes of potentiality, of the new, of the yet-to-be: the malleable, the fresh start and beginning again. Part of the cycle of renewal. I realize the date is arbitrary -- different cultures celebrate different calendar days, but many do take notice of the passing of the old into the new. It has high symbolic value for me.