On a trip to New York City in August 2010, I stopped in the Times Square Visitor Center. Each visitor was allowed to choose from the colorful squares of tissue paper provided and on each one, write a wish for the coming year. These wishes were placed in the box and saved for New Year's Eve. When the ball dropped to ring in 2011, the tissue paper confetti was released over Time's Square. I placed two wishes in the box. When I watched the ball drop on TV that year I felt connected to the celebration there, knowing that my wishes were floating around with so many others.