I Choose to Begin
I love all beginnings, despite their anxiousness and their uncertainty, which belong to every commencement. If I have earned a pleasure or a reward, or if I wish that something had not happened; if I doubt the worth of an experience and remain in my past--then I choose to begin at this very second.
Begin what? I begin. I have already thus begun a thousand lives.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Early Journals
from Macy & Barrows, A Year with Rilke
Photo (KKTV) from fireworks display on Pikes Peak by Adaman Club welcoming 2015..