I rise early, exhilarated by the excitement of New Year’s Eve. I go outside to walk forgetting my mask which is a luxury and doesn’t matter as no one else is out except the moon, birds, and squirrels. Moon is still shining in the sky, but is shy about having her picture taken, so her bright light isn’t coming through in the photo. I’m grateful to live on a planet with a moon.
It’s a day to look back over the year and years, as we mobilize to meet this new year with optimism, trust, and an “Is that so?” greeting of Hope.