Happy new year!

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Happy New Year! For me, the new year evokes both new determination (new goals!) and reflection. Perhaps new goals can only be effective when they are combined with reflection? I think that ‘Auld Lang Syne’,  by Robert Burns, really captures the reflection and nostalgia I partly associate with New Year. The first sentence, the most striking:  “should old aquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?”.  Thinking of old friends and the dreams I had when our friendship was alive helps remind me of who I wanted to be when I grew up.

(image, authors own, photograph used in image from here)