I want to end this year with a quote from the Indian epic tale of Krishna and Arjuna - the Mahābhārata:
Earth is strewn over with brightHere's to a New Year, full of hope and promise.
weapons and red with blood. She
resembles a dark dancing girl
dressed in crimson, fallen, confused
with wine, her golden bells and
silver ornaments all deranged...
But it is illusion. It is done in play.
Who has been slain?
Who has done murder here?
To my Muslim brothers, patience -
If I am worthy, allow me to do battle with you.
I will be happy to slay you.
- No Apology