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Out With the Old, In With the New

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Today, a friend’s eight year old son told me about a New Year’s tradition in Colombia.  An effigy is stuffed with mementos symbolizing bad memories and slips of paper scrawled with fears of bad luck, then dressed in old clothes.  Then, its burned with fireworks to represent the fresh start of a New Year. However you’re celebrating the close of 2013…

May you all find ways to “burn” the unwanted of 2013, and may you welcome the fortunes of a new year!