Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

As I scrolled through all the excited Happy New Year wishes on blogs and facebook. I spend each year at this time wondering what the fuss is all about. I've just honestly never understood the big deal. The calendar turns over. So what?

Now, I'm not stupid despite what you might have heard. I understand it's the symbolic idea of casting off the past and looking forward with hope to the future that looms before us. It's renewal, rebirth. We have shifted the celebration of life renewed to the New year as opposed to the arrival of Spring which many of our ancestors used to serve just this same purpose.

So if this time of year is special to you, then I wish you a Happy New Year.

4 comments:

Molly Daniels said...

(blowing silly paper horn for Z) Happy New Year:)

I'll confess...I crawled into bed around 10:30, but got up at 11:55, poured a small dollop of wine and counted down from 30 seconds. Kissed my hubby and child who was still awake and went back to bed! Just not as exciting as it used to be...

Sandra Cox said...

Well regardless of whether you are into it or not, Happy New Year, Jae. May 2010 be a good one for you.

昏睡 said...
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Jacquéline Roth said...

The same could be said of ... okay, that's an R rated comment I'll with hold.