Today is Lunar New Year, so happy new year (again)! Yes, my dad bought me a mini lion dance puppet, and it's incredibly adorable. I've always liked that Chinese New Year falls a half-step behind the Gregorian Calendar New Year's Day. It feels like a good chance to take stock of what I've done so far this year, and whether I want to keep going down this road. There are already some changes I want to make before I sink too deeply into sands I never meant to stay in.
So I think I'll do just that. Let's celebrate new beginnings today and every day with "A Beginning Song", my favorite track off the latest album from The Decemberists. This song is a quiet happiness, and I love it: