Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I don't believe in resolutions.
I believe that we can't resolve anything, we just have to go through it and then we can say we resolved it. You can't make a decision without taking action, otherwise it's just fictitious communication. Historically I do my 'resolutions' in late summer/early fall and that's how that goes as far as human development for myself. So resolve all you want but it's not over until the universe says so or rather, until you take (not make) a course of action to do so.
I have always hated new years eve, it was all the quintessential IT'S OVER moment.
After having a pretty awful new years eve in 2011, I decided to go out and do whatever for 2012. I didn't want to commit to anything or make promises I just wanted to show up, laugh and watch people go crazy for a couple of hours while I sipped ginger ale and enjoyed the story lines around me.
And that's what I did.
By time I got to Queen Street West the streets were alive with laughter, fighting, cheering and crying. Such a chaotic mix (which to be honest isn't totally unusual for a Saturday in that part of town) was kind of awesome.
And as the clock hit to 12AM I stood by the TV at a party I was at to hear Auld Lyne Sang while people around me screamed and blew horns incessantly. I think it's one of the most powerful common day songs. It has such a rich history to it, not one you could ever really read about. The words were written in 1788 and all I can think of when I hear it is people for hundreds of years singing it remembering the people they've loved and lost, family, friends, lovers et all.
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone.
That's some heavy business if you ask me and a heavy song, for the heaviest moment of the heaviest time of year. Imagine how depressing it would be if we spent New Years like we did Daylights Savings time. People would go mad.
But I like to listen to it.
I wish there were more New Year songs.
Happy New Year.
I still don't believe in resolutions :)