Friday, December 31, 2010

A Toast to Old Times

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give us a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Robert Burns, 1788


I seem to have a perennial list of new year's resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, earn more, socialize more. The fact that my list looks so similar year after year could be interpreted as failure, but I prefer to consider myself a 'work in progress'. Each year, the good and the bad adds to my magnum opus. So I remember the times of 2010 and the people. I toast them now and always, and I'll do my best to keep them close and, hopefully, "We'll take a cup of kindness yet" for old times' sake.

Happy New Year Everyone!
May 2011 be filled with blessings for you and yours.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll drink to that -- and to you and the Time Traveller - CHEERS ... and we did out at the lake on Jan 1 and 2 .. perfect x-c skiing, -9 and sunny sunny sunny - now at home a light new snow christens a new year.

Who ever would have thought to make a white blanket to brighten winter days.

the word today:seuke (a bit too german to make a good rhyme in english)