i have a little new year's eve ritual that i began in high school, lo these many years ago.
today as the sun sets, i'll take my 2007 calendar and read through it - remember the good days and the bad. i'll set it on my shelf with my other calendars from past years. a calendar becomes rather like a companion, i've found, and i am loathe to give them up. i look at them from time to time, retrieve old wisdom, relive old memories of days i thought forgotten, remember old friends.
why the wallow? well, why not? a good wallow is good for the soul, i think... this year i may even drop a few old friends a line they're not expecting - just maybe, for auld lang syne.
may the upcoming solar year be one of peace, hope and abundance for all... may our Work this year be dedicated to the alleviation of suffering, and the Good of All that Is.
and furthermore, the war Must end. blessed be.