.....BUT I want it to be the 1st of January 2017.
My own life has been a tad troublesome this year, but fades into nothing beside what has happened in the world outside.
I hope, but don't expect things to be better next year. Many people seem to be waking up to the need for social change. I think it could be difficult.
The chinese curse 'May you live in interesting times' seems appropriate for life today, but the Chinese may get through the year ahead better than some of us.
I'm learning to fret less but that has made me withdraw from many things.Somehow I need to be active but with some detachment, not easy.
I'm not making any resolutions because that seems guaranteed to make ideas fail.
I shall take optimism as my watchword, but fill the sandbags just in case.
I'm bored with writing this twaddle so that's it for now.