The not-quite-the-final-farewell was perhaps in particular a farewell to 2016. Watching the fireballs in Stonehaven at just gone midnight on 1-1-2017, I learnt later that they are intended to burn off the bad spirits of the past year and introduce fresh cleansing energy for the new.
Even so I started the new year feeling very low and tearful, for a couple of reasons. Then today I read a feature which gave me my mantra for 2017:
I am enough; I have enough.
For anybody else who is feeling low or even depressed, the author was a therapist called Marisa Peer who was writing in Breathe magazine.
And that, for now folks, is enough.