Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
One resolution I have made,
and try always to keep, is this:
To rise above the little things.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage,
there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets
to announce the beginning of a new month or year.
Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals
who ring bells and fire off pistols.
On this last day of 2011, I spent some time outdoors in the sun.
Lucky for me, it was 70 in the Valley of the Sun.
My wish is that this new year brings each of you
and special memories.