By Judith Cullen
I suppose this essay should come out for New Years. That’s the precedent, really. Except, if you think about it, do you really wait until the 26th of December to think about next year, what it means to you and what you want for it? I doubt it. If you were a business, you might have been thinking about it while you were spitting out watermelon seeds in July’s blazing sun. More likely, you were thinking about it after last year’s holiday debris had been relegated to the recycling bin. So, November is quite late to be doing this.
I am looking ahead to 2015 as I have looked forward to no other year in recent memory. I can’t quite explain it. Something in my gut tells me it will be different. Of course, that’s what we all want from a new year. However, I think I have already put my finger on what is going to make 2015 distinct, and I am beginning right now to be thankful for it.