“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.”
“Things couldn't get worse for anybody than last year, but the Lord got me through it, ... You put those things behind you with moments like this one because even though you came out well in the judicial system, it can be different in the court of public opinion. The people in Houston still treat me like royalty and now to come home and have people come up and hug you and congratulate you, it's perfect timing. Everything here has been sincere.”