My favorite twenty seconds of all.
The ten seconds just before midnight on New Year’s Eve.
And the ten seconds right after that big ball drops.
This is not ordinary time.
These are not ordinary seconds.
I find the rolling out of the old year and the rolling in of the new one to be filled with extraordinary hope and joie de vive. The world is giving me a whole new year. Amazing.
2012 brings millions more seconds.
If only I could cherish each and every one of them like I do those twenty seconds on New Year’s Eve.
I’m going to try.
Want to join me?
Photo: Actually, these are next year’s noisemakers. We were going to host a party, so I picked up these festive horns. Then a friend and neighbor announced she was having one too. We cancelled ours to join hers, and I’m tucking these guys away until December 31, 2012, when hopefully we’ll rock in the new year at our house.