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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 9, 2013

Happy New Year.

Feliz Ano Nuevo.

Bonne annee.

Buon anno.

Ein glückliches neues Jahr.

Stastny Novy Rok

That’s Czech.



Wide open.


Anything can happen.

Let it be.

Hauoli Makahiki hou.

Hawaiian or otherwise.

Make it a happy new year.

“New” being the operative word.

One wish in dozens of languages.

A promise for one and all.

All around the world.

New beginnings.

New life.

New hope.

New changes.

New directions.

New relationships.


In Poland:

Szczesliwego Nowego Roku.

In Sweden:

Gott Nytt År.

If you’re Korean:

Seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo.

The world is our oyster.

The sky’s the limit.

The coast is clear.

There is nothing on the horizon.

The future is here.

And it’s ours.


Tabula rasa.

A clean slate.

Blianadh Bha Ur.

That’s Scottish.

Xin nian hao

That’s Chinese.

Happy New Year, Y’all.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is a realtor and published writer and poet on the square.

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