I am only merry for an hour or two
Upon a birthday: if this life of ours
Be a good glad thing, why should we make us merry
Because a year of it is gone? but Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come
Whispering 'It will be happier.'” — Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Foresters, Robin Hood and Maid Marian (1892)
A day in 2014 is already gone, but these verses were too good not to use. Happy New Year, again, friends!