Firsts of July always strike me as offering an opportunity for planning, for reflection, for projection and preparation. The first of each month offers the same, of course, in smaller scale, as does the first of each week.
But the First of July provides larger perspective, extending both ways. We are mid-way through the year, and, depending upon our nature (both in general and at the moment) we may ask:
Is this year half-over, or only half-begun?
The answer differs from year to year, but more often than not, the older I get, I choose the latter,
I've had easier years than this one, but this one's only half-started.
Plenty of 2015 tomorrows ahead, after all.
Half a year's worth.