There was a moment this year, amid all the rancor and discord we were, it seemed, pelted with every day, when something we did, worked. And it felt wonderful. We were steadier, stronger; we were moved to do more. It belonged to us so thoroughly it could be shared and not diminished. The demands of what's new/what's next/what-time-is-it-now were muted in favor of learning the real answers to the test of time: connections made, experience gained, things you could always count on coming new again. So as we find ourselves on the doorstep of the 2011 Star of the North Meeting, this annual perennial opportunity says, "Go ahead, knock."