I got a headline in my email inbox that said It Will Never be 2008 Again. Well, it will never be this moment again, or this one, or this one. We have all these silly human traditions to mark the passage of time, yet time passes every moment. Each one is a new beginning and an ending. That moment is the future, now it is now, now it is over.
And on and on. Every year I mull over this curious holiday celebrating what is essentially the same moment as previous, but we label it as new, give a party, scream and shout, and have another method of categorizing our time. It does its job, to some extent anyway.