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)