I would like to think that 2009 would bring a newly found level of inspired politics, hope and decision making.
But the past 2009 years (going from the christian calendar), haven't exactly brought much in the way of new year peace, happiness, contentedness or well being for the globes population. Naturally such a sweeping statement doesn't affect a small minority, who will always be fine - regardless. The vast majority however, will continue to be sidetracked by the petty existence of every day survival, higher loftier thoughts only mulled over by those with the time, the space, the wherewithal to contemplate and hopefully distill, nourishing nuggets down to the rest of us.
So, despite evidence to the contrary, here's to wishing everyone a wonderful and fantastic 2009.