Today is December 31. The last day of 2016. 2016 seems to have been a particularly rough year for a lot of people. They are looking for a new beginning, a fresh start. And, they are hoping that 2017 will bring better things.
Sadly, I don’t share that enthusiasm about a fresh start. Tomorrow will be January 1, but it’s just another day, like any other day. 2017 will be full of its challenges and surprises. Nothing magical happens at midnight tonight. My calendar reset 18 months ago. That line demarcates two segments of my life, like BC and AD divide the history of mankind. Nothing will ever be the same as it was before that time no matter how many new years I live to see.
I’m headed out for a walk with a friend right now. Then, the Buckeyes will play in the college playoffs. We’re having friends over to ring in 2017. I wish anyone reading this a very happy new year and, if you seek it, a fresh start.
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