“The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for better or worse, we are becoming.  We must find the courage to enter that still room where the past lives on as a part of the present, where the dead are alive again, where we are most alive ourselves to where our journeys have brought us. The name of the room is Remember; and if we are honest and charitable in our remembering, the future opens to a brighter landscape."

Fred Buechner