I have no desire to rehash political or personal aspects of 2010.
Therefore, I give you, my readers, this rather bland New Year's post. Although only symbolic, the turn of the calendar's page to 2011 comes as a relief to the AOW household.
In these words of Tennyson (selectively edited to suit my own views and my own life situation — never mind the breaking of meter and rhyme):
May 2011 bring us, as a nation and as individuals, a multitude of blessings!
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more...
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring in the love of truth and right...
Ring in the valiant man and free...
If you feel the need to read about politics, see THIS, The 2010 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards, and end the old and see in the new by reading some of the best material and commentary on the web!
And this year's "feel good" story is HERE.
ADDENDUM: Christian Soldier has information about the 2011 Rose Parade's Ronald Reagan Centennial Float. Votes can be logged in on New Year's Day.