Wishing you a very happy New Year from all at Sprite’s Site!
Sprite is watching the fireworks displays on her new TV and reading about the Scottish tradition of the first footer –the first person to enter the house in the New Year. The first-footer is traditionally a tall, dark-haired male bringing a gift such as a coin, bread, salt or coal.
Intellectual Dabrowski is Sprite’s first visitor bringing her a lump of coal.
The Origami Secretary Bird is trying to insist that everyone should make New Year resolutions. The Dabrowski dogs tried to make resolutions in 2011 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/the-dabrowski-dogs-make-new-year-resolutions/ and have not done it since.
Oliver Moremouse and some of the Twitter Birds have compiled lists.
Columbus Cheetah has resolved that in 2014 he will increase his efforts to bust the myths surrounding giftedness and advocate for acceleration and ability grouping opportunities for gifted students.
Imaginational Dabrowski is contemplating the hourglass and thinking about how the sands of time run from the future through the minute moment of the present time into the past. He wonders whether it would be as simple to reverse the direction of the flow of time as it is to upend the hourglass.
He also thinks that the hourglass looks like a lemniscate when it is turned on its side.