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I commented on Olga's blog and it seemed appropriate with my dearth of posts here lately to post something about New Years. I covered this a couple of years ago so I will make this somewhat short and bittersweet.
I have always despised New Years. To me it was a celebration of the end of holidays and the return to poohey old work in a very bleak and dismal month. If I had my way every idiot babbling Happy New Years would be boiled in his own pudding and buried with the stem of a martini glass through his heart. No longer working, and being on the doorstep of the autumn of my life, I tend to feel the cold winds of a not far enough away mortality starting to blow in my direction. The ghosts of many a new years past which have been squandered are beginning to haunt me. Is it so hard to toast to one's health for the new year?
As such I have come to a grudging respect if not for the holiday at least for the people who do wish one another a happy new year. If I could put my thoughts to music it would sound like this:
Yes, I know it is the wrong year, but this rendition had the best sound quality so close your eyes and listen. Then embrace and kiss some one you love, and give thanks for their presence in your life.
To all my wonderful blogging friends, thank you for following me and tolerating my eccentricities. I promise only to become weirder as time goes on. Happy New Years to you and your loved ones, may 2013 be your best year ever.
Here is my previous new years rant: