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As the wind blows  a light dusting of snow this New Year’s Eve, I have been reminded of a poem by Robert Frost.  New Year’s is a time for fun.  It is also a time for reflection of the recent past, and, of promise for the future.  2008 has been a year that will be remembered, not only for it’s challenges, but also for it’s call to look forward, accepting the hard work that lies ahead. 

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

 Robert Frost