I am using this time to reflect back on all my years, not just the last one. I do feel that in order to move forward, one must look back as well, thus giving oneself perspective of where they have been, the interesting things they have done and lessons they have learned. I do think living in the moment is important, but the past is what has made me...well, ME! And I believe that is true for our cultural history as well. Hence, my interest in ancient art and historical places. Those aspects of our past color and tint our perceptions of today. We have lost some knowledge and gained more but need to remember that which came before.