This is week 26 of 2008 -- the last week of the first half of the year. I'm thinking of what was accomplished, and what was not accomplished -- and most important of all -- what needs to be accomplished during the second half of 2008.
It's a good time for contemplation. It's a good time for celebration, too. Celebrate looking ahead, or behind, or both. Think of this Sunday night as a kind of second New Year's Eve of 2008. I won't say "Happy New Year" yet -- but I'm starting to think it.
A moment, please. Eleanor just handed me the fortune from one of her cookies. There are no lucky numbers, and there's no Chinese word to learn on the reverse side. On the fortune side, it reads:
"Be who you are."
Eleanor asks, "Who am I?" And it is a very good question, this one is.