Another Auld Lang Syne. Old long ago or the good old times.
Ending and beginning. Union and parting. Life and death.
A time to pause, ever so briefly, to reconsider the past and consider the future.
There are a lot of customs this time of year for the right of passage we experience every New Years Eve.
Many wear black both to banish the negative and attract the positive. Another common custom is to fix corned beef and cabbage and toss a silver coin, usually a dollar, into the pot for good luck in the New Year.
There are many customs and practices world wide, both national and social as well as religious.
Many prefer to gather with great crowds while others like a quiet evening with a few friends or family.
Fireworks or fireplace, there is often light to welcome New Year.
I stay home and celebrate with family at this point. I leave the public displays and parties to the 'amateur drinkers' lol.
This time around particularly we are all together for probably the last time.
Mom is now on her own. My son will go away to school, though my daughter may stay close to home a few more years.
I will travel more and may be in one of several places in the years to come.
But wherever we go and whatever we do, we will always remember the old and welcome the new.
As for luck, we have to make our own.
There is a saying in showbiz that luck (aka 'breaks') is opportunity meeting preparation. I daresay that is true no matter what road in life we travel.
My hope for all of us is that we continue to 'make luck' and that the Light of Freedom will shine brightly even as the dawn of a new year breaks.
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