After the call for blessing has worked, it still hangs as a potent memory of its ongoing power, and joy in being able to take part in the great circle of the Earth.
These are symbols. The smallest forces in nature are no different than the largest ones. Cute joys are the same energy that run the mightiest of states. Honouring them in their smallest incarnations keeps us humble, and so we start the year, as we end it, with hope, and celebration in hope, and blessings for all.