Introduction to Chapter 36

I have so much to say and no will to say it.  I find I cannot summon the words for all I'd like to say about my feelings for the year gone by or my hopes for what's to come.  So I won't try.  I will simply say that I have thorough satisfaction in what was and high hopes for what will be and I hope that you can say the same - that you can always say the same.  Happy New Year.