The brimful optimism I have for the new year and all it holds anchors me as I lay pinned to the mattress by a heavy eiderdown with a gloomy cold condition . Feeling blessed by the nurturing, hot soups and good will of countless hearts that surround me. A moment to myself today showed signs of recovery. Illness makes wellness all the more alluring. Time for a change of air, a test-drive, a letting go of what no longer fits and the means to make this work. a happy new year to all.