Old and New, Give and Take: Hellos, Goodbyes, and Dill Pickles

By Teresa Bruce

Gatherings, greetings, and goodbyes. Welcome, Baby New Year, and farewell, Old Man Time. Endings yield beginnings. “Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The exchange of one year for another evokes reflection, but this isn’t about New Year’s resolutions or figurative arrivals and departures. When I was pregnant with …

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