We don’t just say goodbye to the year that’s about the end, we celebrate it. You can argue that what we’re actually celebrating for is the coming of a new year, but what difference does it make when days before the year ends we attend gatherings, cook a lot of food, see people we haven’t seen in a long time, celebrating years of friendship, family reunions…admit it, the mood is so festive and happy that its almost like we’re really happy that the year is finally coming to an end. That we’re happy that something is about to die.
Forgive me for such a morbid thought, 2013 brought a lot of things that other years might have brought too, but decided that they’ll come this year. I’m very grateful for these things. I didn’t want to be sentimental and emotional and decided to approach the year end as a burial of both sad and happy memories, and preparing to move on to a new tomorrow. Carrying with us the memories of what was to be able to move forward and wonder if maybe a new beginning will help us understand ourselves better. But a new year is more than a new beginning, its also a continuation of the previous day.
Death. Beginning. End. Rebirth. When thinking of it, nothing ever ends, we just continue and move on. Take some risks, here and there, but everything lies in our choices. We make our own beginnings whether it’s the new year or its not.
Have a Happy New Year! 🙂