Ebb and Flow

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 30, 1999

DEBORAH CORRAO / L’Observateur / December 30, 1999

Well, here it is! The Y2K that we’ve hyped up and become hysterical over for what seems forever now. My hope is that the dawning of the new millenniumfinds each one of you healthy and happy.

My son succumbed to what I refer to as a “Y2K moment” last week, convinced that we would need some bottled water in case something happened (I’m not sure what). Anyway, to calm him down I went to K-Mart and bought the”Millennium Bottled Water” three-pack. Otherwise, I haven’t done much toprepare for this turn of events.

Since I have always tended to be a worrier, I have attempted within the last five years or so to try to see events in my life as they fit into the whole scope of things – that being the Divine Plan, including but not limited to, concepts like creation and infinity.

Now when I think of this New Year 2000 in those terms it comes up a little short. How presumptuous of any of us (especially me) to define the God whopresided over the dawn of the first millennium billions of years ago, who called forth the oceans and carved out the mountains and breathed life into man, by a little number like 2000? Unfortunately, frail creatures like ourselves need something to mark the passage of our imprint upon our tiny part of the universe. And I’m sure that theGod who formed us from dust and wants the best for each of us delights in our joy at the opening of a new chapter in the life of mankind.

As I vainly try to reflect on this holiday in the whole scope of things, I wonder if it is not time for mankind as a whole to make a New Millennium resolution – a resolution to strive for peace, to love one another, to bring honor to the one who loves us enough to give us this moment that we celebrate today.

Happy New Year!

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