It's always exciting to write the new year number for the first time in the new year. I'm going to declare it propitious that the number is divisible by 5. I like the look of the new number. It is particularly solid and balanced. We've had the two zeroes in the center for a while, but the 5 offsets the 2 particularly well, because 5 closely resembles an inverted, backwards 2. So, 2005 is an especially stable, secure looking number, a number that inspires hope for a world that is more stable and secure, both politically and seismically. If you are reading this, you have made it to the new year, and that, in itself, is a good sign. May we all find something worthy to do with this additional time on earth we are so blessed to have received.
UPDATE: Actually, the backwards similarity of 2 and 5 makes the number 2005 almost looks right in a mirror: I predict that in this year we will come to see ourselves more clearly.