Above is a picture my friend Jacquetta took of the fireworks downtown. That is our Electric Tower in the middle, lit up red and green! How many cities besides Buffalo has one of those? Huh? Huh?
The fireworks last night were beautiful and today has been too.
Does anyone else have New Year's rituals? I do.
No. 1, I like to play the piano for myself and I have special pieces I play. Every time the new year rolls around I like to play Bach. There is this prelude and fugue I love from "The Well-Tempered Clavier." Ideally New Year's Day will be bright and sunny and snowy and that is when I like to sit down and play this prelude and fugue. This New Year's is warm and rainy but it suits that weather too.
You could chant the Te Deum if you are driving in your car! It is allowed.
"They are!" I boasted. And sure enough, when we got a few steps away from the church, you could see them, the big iron bells swinging back and forth.
Now I am home and I would have weighed in earlier but I was attending to yet another ritual. It is a ritual which is cleansing but onerous.
It was not pretty because the last month or so has been full of cooking, much of it in a rush with no time to keep track of what I was doing. It took over an hour. But I did it!