December 31, last day of the year. Such an arbitrary date. It would be much for sensical for the calendar to begin again at the spring solstice, when the days balance and the light begins to overtake the dark. When the world begins to wake after the long winter’s sleep. But we are where we are, and having not yet been appointed benevolent overlord of the universe, I can’t order the calendar to shift.
Instead, I give you a wish for the new year.
May you find something that has been lost. Because often, those things that are lost or forgotten along the way are the ones that mean the most to us, even if they have been gone so long we don’t even remember what it is that we are missing. And may you discover something new, something wonderful, something nobody has ever thought of or dreamed up or imagined before. But most of all, may you find joy, and someone to be joyous with, and something to be joyful for.