Happy New Year 2013

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne;

We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet

For auld lang syne.

Hearing Auld lang syne on New Year’s Eve induces an almost unbearable feeling of wistfulness . I can physically feel it in my heart. What am I yearning for? People long gone, Childhood, innocence, lost opportunities, a different kind of life, peace from difficult memories?

And then, I feel such gratefulness for being here in this life, with the people who surround me. My heart feels full.

I wish for you all a large cup of kindness in 2013 and beyond.

Happy New Year!

Jen x

Happy New Year and may the cup of kindness overflow for you in 2013

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40 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2013

  1. It IS a very evocative with those lyrics Jen .
    Wishing you a Brand New Year of flourishing ideas, new ventures, projects and most importantly health happiness ;-)
    Love that little vignette !

  2. Such beautiful words! I feel the same when I hear it and even get teary just thinking about it.
    Your photography and artwork is lovely as always :o)
    Happy 2013 my dear friend!

      • It’s adorable and reminds me of scenes when reading all those beautiful Narnia chronicles when I was a young boy. I even tried as a 6 year old to lock myself in a wardrobe and head towards one end, pushing clothes aside but was met with a thump. I turned around in a childlike anticipation and walking the other way was met with a second resounding thump. I walked out quite sad, but resolved to try again another day. Unless you’ve read “The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe” you will not understand, if you have, then you’ll be smiling. :)

      • I read all the Narnia Chronicles as a child too. I loved them, but sometimes found them quite scary. I love that you got into a wardrobe to try to visit Narnia. When I was about five I stood on a dog kennel with an open umbrella and jumped off trying to be Mary Poppins!

      • True they did sometimes seem scary, but what I loved is that the courage and innocence inherent within children seemingly insignificant was enough to triumph over evil and give hope to the world. :)
        I did try a second time to lock myself in the wardrobe and disappear into a the magical world of Narnia, but guess what happened…….”Thump…….Thump” :)

    • Thank you Sachem for leading me to your post about Native Americans and Owls, I found it very interesting. Owls to me are are symbol of hope, and have played a big part in my recovery from an illness.

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