September always seems like the start of a new year to us but Grandma Coco also subscribes to the conventional idea that everything starts anew with the beginning of the calendar new year, too. So, when we flip to the first day of the first month, we get this feeling that anything could happen.
We can forget the misfortunes and disappointments of 2011 and look forward to the possibilities of 2012.
We get a second chance..... A fresh start...... A blank slate on which to write a new and better story. We can be better people, if we choose. We can do more and complain less. Yes, even Grandma Coco could aim for that.
So, last night, after Mr. Hydro reduced his rates, as he does each evening at precisely 7pm in the Kingdom of Coco, we turned on our oven and baked a tray of gingerbread rounds. Today, we gave them their pristine base coats and here they sit.....seventeen perfect, blank canvases. Just imagine what stories they will tell.