As the sun set on 2014 yesterday & libations, some ‘spirited’, were being consumed, a new epoch was ushered in with toasts for fine health & good fortune!
Here we are at a juncture anew, full of hope & promise that a prosperous & fulfilling 2015 shall be for all!
Happy New Year!
From fireworks around the globe (Hawaii), to choruses of ‘For Auld Lang Syne’, folks here,
there, and everywhere have a ‘for old times’ sake tradition of crossing their arms across their chest & joining hands with someone next to them.
Wiki sums up this age old tradition like this: “It is common practice that everyone joins hands with the person next to them to form a great circle, sometimes around a dance floor. At the beginning of the last verse, everyone crosses their arms across their breast, so that the right hand reaches out to the neighbour on the left and vice versa. When the tune ends, everyone rushes to the middle, while still holding hands. When the circle is re-established, everyone turns under the arms to end up facing outwards with hands still joined.”
Cheers to a 1st rate January 1st that sings—NEW BEGINNINGS!
Remember!!!!—with lots of smiles & many laughs—-
Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~Author Unknown
A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown
The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
Everyone should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle, if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but, on the first of January let everyone gird themselves once more, with face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher,adapt.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless one starts afresh about things, one will certainly do nothing effective. ~G.K. Chesterton, adapt.