On a reflective note: Back in 2004 I wrote a post that continues to get a large number of hits every New Year. That post, Lost Quote Has Royal History, includes a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins called "The Gate of the Year." It was a follow-up to an earlier post called Safe in the Dark, which was about trust while on an unknown path and something my grandfather said to me on my wedding day.
On a more buoyant note: My sister alerted me to this New Year song recorded by ABBA in Stockholm. Thirty years have passed, but it is still fun to watch.