I continue to be grateful that this year has been going so well. Maybe things aren’t perfect, but as Ma said, that may be a matter of perspective, and I think she’s right. A year ago at this time, our world turned upside down, almost literally. The epic disaster in Tohoku was followed by an endless string of smaller misfortunes, and losing Plato is something I will probably never get over. But we made it through. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, salt over the shoulder, a shamrock in every pot. Life goes on and we go with it.