(Spoiler and aside: Of the three dvd's we've watched during this vacation--The Da Vinci Code, The Pink Panther, and Superman Returns--two of them prominently feature the secret children of major heroes. It's been a big theme in literature for thousands of years, but interesting that two big Hollywood movies would pick it up at almost the same time.)
So midnight passed without fanfare but this morning we woke up for a traditional New Year's meal, osechi ryori (learn about it by clicking the link).
A friend visited, and we had tea. It's late afternoon and this is turning out to be a perfectly relaxing, refreshing, reflection-filled day.
I think it'll be a great year!
"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day." Proverbs 4:18