This New Year in particular

This New Year in particular does not feel particularly exciting, as many polls and pols seem to report today. But there are many things to be thankful for and I intend to focus on the following:
1. Life itself, puttering and winding along on unpaved roads.
2. The mirror, as it always reflects something.
3. Time and its misshapen handles on everything.
4. The cosmos, which will always astound by making us smaller and smaller by the day.
5. Animals, which work to live, not live to work.
Here’s to 365 good days in 2003.