This photograph blurred a little, but it has a dreamy, happy feeling to me...
As we counted down to midnight, the crowd shivered in the winter night's air. A woman sang the Star Spangled Banner on a loudspeaker while many voices around me joined the song. As 2008 finally passed away, a burst of flame lit the sky and fireworks exploded near the clocktower. It was a beautiful sight.
I can't help but feel a little sappy at the New Year. I hugged my little family tight and told each one I loved them. Of course, I also got my first kiss of the year from my beautiful wife.
New Year's is a happy time.