Have you noticed that everything tends to wear out? And have you noticed that even a year tends to wear out? There is something about putting an old, used up, wore out year behind us as we look ahead to the hope of a better year, a new year. Yet – There is no real demarcation line from one year to the next. There is no visible line at the equator. I’ve flown right over the north pole – I didn’t see a dot labeled north and didn’t see no pole.