Tonight, while soft breeze of southern summer rustles small waves across the bay and countless lights break over the harbor, brand New Year will wash on our shores,
Still unwrapped from its shiny gift wrap,
Unknown, and thus full of promise, full of hope.
For a year better than the one departing,
For a year better than those already departed.
Until the time of departure returns once more,
In the endless circle of time.
May a New Year be kind to us all,
so we may all remember that;
‘One needs Power only when one wants to do something Harmful, otherwise Love is Enough to Get Everything Done!’ (Charlie Chaplin)