Auld Lang Syne


It has once again been a while since I have posted on this blog. Lately, life seems complicated, confusing, and busy. Once a year though, the whole world stops. We take just a moment and reflect (albeit a bit spread out over the 24 hours). We reflect regardless of class or circumstance. We ponder on old times gone by, where we're at, and what the future may hold. For just a moment - we forget about what separates us and instead rejoice in what we have in common.

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We share our memories with each other, express gratitude for the opportunity to share in each others lives. We also hug each other a little tighter, and think a little fonder of each other as we share our trials, shortcomings,  disappointments, and failures.

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

We think about those that we have lost and the friends and family that we have gained. We make plans for out futures and wonder what it will hold. For just a moment - we see what life can be and at least try not to worry about what stands in our way.

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

I've tried setting resolutions in the past. I've tried setting goals in the past. Some I have accomplished by the majority of them I have failed at to some degree or another. This year - I'm letting go of some of my expectations and just enjoying the days as they come.

Happy New Years

dale out.

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