This morning, I woke up relatively early, given the late dinner celebration of New Year's Eve, and took a walk around the yard with our Yellow Lab. To the East the sun was casting low beams beneath scattered clouds. To the West dark clouds obscured the sky with a bit of rain falling among lighter grey clouds scudding along in front of a slight breeze.
Suddenly the sun broke completely free of the clouds and shone against the dark wall of clouds - and with that burst of sunlight there was a nearly complete rainbow.
I hope that rainbow, long a symbol of hope, foretells of a better year ahead for all of us.
Happy New Year to you all!