An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~William E. Vaughan
I'm not sure one has to be a pessimist to want to see some years out :-) But there are some things that it's nice to have the same. Like poems on Fridays, for instance. A haiku by Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) for the new year:
Year after year
on the monkey’s face
a monkey’s face.
Mainely Write has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Donna!