I was waiting for someone else to post the obligatory new year’s post, and to say something really clever. Then I realized that a new year’s post is not obligatory at T&S. Last year, our first post of the year was made on January 2, and it was the only post of the day. I was writing about my plane ride to India on New Year’s Day.
Moreover, as far as I can tell, we have never had a discussion of New Year’s Resolutions. I find only one post that mentions them, and that was on March 3! This is bizarre. Mormons are as goal-oriented as any people on the planet, but we have never talked about New Year’s Resolutions? Anyway, feel free to share resolutions or resolution stories below. (Actually, suggestions would be welcome, since I am still formulating my resolutions. I usually make one or two that I think I will really keep, and I haven’t quite landed on one yet for 2005.)
Finally, I will leave you with this thought about the New Year from my colleague, Ann Althouse, who was writing earlier this morning:
It’s always exciting to write the new year number for the first time in the new year. I’m going to declare it propitious that the number is divisible by 5. I like the look of the new number. It is particularly solid and balanced. We’ve had the two zeroes in the center for a while, but the 5 offsets the 2 particularly well, because 5 closely resembles an inverted, backwards 2. So, 2005 is an especially stable, secure looking number, a number that inspires hope for a world that is more stable and secure, both politically and seismically. If you are reading this, you have made it to the new year, and that, in itself, is a good sign. May we all find something worthy to do with this additional time on earth we are so blessed to have received.
If it isn’t obvious, I will tell you that in addition to being a law professor, Ann is an artist. Does it show?