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JANUARY 1 2012 : The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. G.K. Chesterton

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Nightblind, we wove
through mangroves
suspended above the king tide,
mullet jumped
and dim amber lights
of distant houses,
the bridge, and the dockyard
blurred under the star-speckled sky
You can’t see the dirt now, he said
and it was magical, Throsby Creek,
sand-banked and fish softsplash

Lou Smith (University of Melbourne, Australia)

http://www.swampwriting.com/?page_id=141

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DECEMBER 31 2010 : Better an egg this year than a chicken next year. Ethiopian.

http://www.inspirationfalls.com/chicken-quotes/

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

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New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. 

Hamilton Wright Mabie

http://www.quotegarden.com/new-year.html

foto – new years moon in ulmarra 2009