The new year came filled with cold raindrops and a gray sky.
The decorations that were glittering and loud are now silent and removed.
The tree bare of the festive bits and baubles of the season lay nearby for storing.
The mantel devoid of the fragrant boughs that hung across it only days ago.
The new year brings the anticipation of beginning anew.
"And the One seated upon the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new!""
Revelation 21:5 TLV Bible