Oats for breakfast with almonds or currants. Coffee from the stovetop; roast the beans in the garage. Better even, someday: tea, leaves grown out back. Letters to New Hampshire and Colorado. Pine tar soap and wool socks. Trade your dress shirts for a canvas coat and cut your hair yourself. Go outside. Smell the air. Look at the soil. Listen to the geese. They flew by last night, just before midnight, pulling behind them the new year stretched across the sky.