...but I say it so that the other half may reach you.
For me, it seems to be a time of picking up where I left off - restart guitar lessons, restart Freedom to Learn summary, restart doctorate proper.
So, not exactly reasons to be cheerful, but the song my guitar teacher suggested to advance my picking technique - the only time that John Lennon played and sang unaccompanied on a Beatles track. And just achingly achingly beautiful.
"I lost her twice," Lennon said. "Once as a five-year-old when I was moved in with my auntie. And once again when she actually physically died."
So I sing a song of love...