My husband won’t listen to “Auld Lang Syne.” He says it makes him too sad. I get that. The song, usually only played or sung on New Year’s Eve, evokes memories – of the year past, of many years passed. Memories can evoke regret, remind us of what is lost.
Last year’s post featured a regret, but also revealed my acceptance and reconciliation, and wishes for “a cup o’ kindness.” This year there’s some regret as well, but my heart is full of hope. A few fences were mended. Some colleagues and contemporaries passed, too young, but those somber events offered opportunities to reconnect, if only for a short time. I’m grateful for that, and for the many people I’ve met (in person and online) in 2014. People pass through our lives for a reason, I’m convinced of that.
For each of those moments, I raise a cup of kindness. And give you the best version of “Auld Lang Syne.”