At which looking glass to gaze?
Looking in the rear view mirror is what we tend to do
as we approach each New Years Eve, the old year finally through.
We glance back at what we achieved, the things of which we’re proud.
We also see what tripped us up and left us bruised and bowed.
We’re prone to look at yesterdays replaying our regrets.
But such a ploy is foolishness. It’s always a bad bet.
Though rearview mirrors reflect the past with clear accuracy,
they blind us to what lies ahead. The windshield lets us see.
So while a backward glance can tempt, a frontward gaze is best
to face the New Year with its joys, blind curves, potholes and tests.