in my family, each new year is celebrated with a meal representing wishes for health, wealth, and good luck in the coming days. to appease all of the cultures converging in our house, the meal may feature any combination of pork, collard greens, blackeyed peas, corn, knackwurst and sauerkraut, cornbread, and potatoes.
we went a little (a lot?) overboard this year and all of the above made an appearance at our table. oh, well. we are excited about 2011. so many possibilities!
"for last year's words belong to last year's language
and next year's words await another voice...
and to make an end is to make a beginning."
--t.s. eliot, "little gidding"