It's been awhile since I was here but I am back, ...for now anyway. Where to start? I'll start with this passage from a calendar I received from my son. I don't know who wrote it.
"New beginnings always need to be balanced with endings. This is why we have New Year's Eve. It is not just a time for celebrating. It also needs to be a time for reflection, summing up, learning from our past year, and seeing and naming the changes we need to make to move forward. This is why we have New Year's Day. We humans need to be reminded to end, sum up, and move on."