Happy New Year!
We had a rocky start to 2006. We woke up to find two dead fish. My 7 year old daughter discovered them and she was very very upset. Some of you may be familiar with Elizabeth but poor Coco never got a proper introduction. Just this, an eulogy. He was inducted into the clan as a companion to Elizabeth. After some initial pecking, the two goldfish seemed to enjoy each other's company. They even frolicked in the bubbles that the filter generated. We think that it was a bacterial infection that caused this but we're not really sure. I am getting excellent advice at Another Subcontinent, a forum that has become one of my favorite haunts. It's also an amazing resource on everything Indian and South Asian. From food to literature to music to language to cultural biases and eccentricities.
When things go so badly wrong at the beginning of the year, I feel that it can only get better from that point. I am quite optimistic that it will work this way.
With that, I wish you all the very best in the year 2006. I hope each one of us finds the calm and peace we seek as well as the inner strength to work through the tribulations and hurdles that we may find strewn along the path to this goal.