A Beautiful New Year
The parties are over. The dust of 2008 is largely swept away, the final load of holiday dishes is sloshing gently in the dishwasher.
The last crumbs of our gaudy and gay bûche de Noël have been brushed from the table.
The presents have been opened and admired. Not so many as in years before la crise financière, but enough to let us know we’re in someone’s heart.
Not every gift comes tied with ribbons, some are as simple as hearing the ones you love breathing softly.
The rich and gorgeously festive foods were a pleasure to prepare and serve. And to eat, of course, the annual headlong plunge into delicious abandon.
And now it’s time to embrace fruits and vegetables, the earth’s saving grace.
Welcome to our new year, open and bright. A hopeful time dawns once again. Everything good might happen this year. Let it happen to you. Let it happen to me.