... and cometh, and cometh.
On Sunday last, one of my random thoughts concerned the chronological coming of the New Year. I wondered where the New Year first arrives on our earth, at least according to the present global time-keeping system, international date lines and such. The answer may be found in the following link, should one care (or even be curious) about such things. http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/firstnewyear.html
Google is a wonderful tool, although careful perusal of a world globe with proper attachments could provide the same information. (does anyone have a globe anymore?)
Should one be so inclined, and have a generous supply of "bubbly" or other celebratory beverage on hand, one might begin to celebrate the coming of the new year by lifting a glass, in absentia, with the residents of Christmas Island. Then one could continue to celebrate, on the hour, every hour, with other Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Australia, the Far Eastern countries, Asia, Europe, the British Isles, Greenland and the mid-Atlantic, and, if still awake and able to stand, one's local time zone in the US of A.
Tomorrow is also a day... and New Year's Day (somewhere).