Monday, December 31, 2012
Disappointments in the making yet to come are forgotten in these last few moments. Future events will take care of themselves. For the next 15 minutes, I will exist the here and now, soon to be that was then and this is when we begin again.
Begin again? Does something magical happen that we experience a new beginning on the first day of the next year? ............... Not really I guess. Yet we still place significance on this night as we pass from one year to the next. We have chosen this date to purge the mistakes, sadness, and empty moments of our previous 365 days and replace them with hope for happier moments to come. The empty moments yet to be are free and clear of guilt or misplaced angst. The new year is full of nothing but hope and fear. Only getting on with it will fulfill either. Yet for at least a few minutes in between last year and the next, we can be happy, pleased, and generally satisfied. We made it.
Happy New Year !!!